Jos, November 11, 2022- In a bid to broaden the scope of the Girls For Mining (G4M) initiative in the country, Women in Mining Nigeria is today, the 11th of November 2022, launching the G4M Club in Jos, the Plateau State capital. The event, which is taking place at the Eliel Centre, Gold and Base Rayfield in Jos, is scheduled for 9:30 am to 4pm.
The launch marks the inauguration of the club in the state, with female students from 10 secondary schools across the state in attendance. These include Baptist High School Jos, Federal Government College Jos, St. John’s College Jos, and Air Force Girls Military School Jos, and so on. Others include Kings Secondary School, G.S.S., Chwal Nyap and COCIN Secondary School.
The event is organised to enlighten the students on the purpose of the G4M Club and why it is necessary to embrace STEM-related courses. It also presents an opportunity to expose the students to the Mining industry in Nigeria and the opportunities that abound in the sector. A pledge-recital ceremony will also take place to induct interested students into the club.
Speakers at the launch include General Secretary of Women in Mining Nigeria, Emily Ofodile, among other resource persons like I. C Aghaebita and Grace Danat. Also at the event are Secretary of Women in Mining (Plateau State Chapter), R. M. Piwuna; State Coordinator Aishatu R Abbah, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Women Affairs.
The event in Plateau marks the beginning of a series of G4M launches set to take place in several states across Nigeria in the coming days. The initiative was set up to provide guidance and mentorship for Nigerian Girls in STEM-related courses, while also introducing them to the basics of Mining in order to produce the next generation of female miners who will do Mining the right way.