In an era where the world is increasingly emphasizing the importance of female empowerment, Exam Padi has stepped up to the plate with its groundbreaking “Empower Her” initiative. This initiative is a pivotal step towards uplifting and empowering the girl child, with the ultimate goal of fostering academic excellence, ethical leadership, and digital literacy across Africa. It recognizes the potential inherent in these young minds and is dedicated to providing them with the tools they need to succeed.
Created by Skool Media, Exam Padi is on a mission to reduce failure rates in critical exams and instil ethical values in students. As part of this broader mission, “Empower Her” was launched as a strategic collaboration with the accomplished healthcare professional, Carol Banks. With over 16 years of experience in the field, Banks brings a wealth of insights and leadership skills to the table, making her a pivotal figure in this innovative project.
Skool Media’s Exam Padi, is on a mission to reduce critical exam failure rates and instill ethical values in students. As part of this larger mission, “Empower Her” was launched as a strategic collaboration with the accomplished Kenyan healthcare professional, Carol Banks. With over 16 years of experience in the field, Banks brings a wealth of insights and leadership skills to the table, making her a key figure in this project.
The “Empower Her” initiative is not just another conventional event. It represents a significant stride towards empowering young girls, an often-underrepresented group in many parts of the world, to achieve their full potential. The project’s inauguration took place at Queens College, Yaba, coinciding with the International Day of the Girl Child and focusing on the importance of ethical examination practises and the value of exam integrity.
The event, which marked the debut edition of “Empower Her,” was designed to be a celebration of young girls and a platform for fostering mentorship opportunities. Its goal is to inspire and equip the girl child with essential life skills, knowledge, and motivation needed to excel in various aspects of life, including healthcare and leadership. Its debut reached out to over 200 students across both junior and senior secondary school levels at Queens College, Yaba.
During the event, a raffle draw session added an element of excitement, with one lucky student winning a brand-new Exam Padi tablet. Additionally, Carol Banks engaged with the students in a book signing session, generously gifting 25 students with her book, “Ethical Leadership.” The book imparts transformative leadership knowledge and skills to the next generation of leaders.
One of the remarkable aspects of “Empower Her” is the opportunity it affords students to learn from seasoned professionals like Carol Banks. Her extensive experience and impressive track record serve as an inspiration, motivating young minds to reach for the stars. These interactions create a unique and impactful learning experience for the students, showcasing the values of leadership, perseverance, and dedication.
Moses Imayi, the visionary behind Exam Padi and a driving force in the “Empower Her” initiative, shared his insight into the event’s purpose and the creative minds that birthed the idea. He stated, “The core reason for the ‘Empower Her’ initiative is to break down barriers that have held young girls back for too long. We aim to instill the values of ethical leadership, offer them essential life skills, and create a platform for mentorship. It’s about leveling the playing field and providing opportunities for these young minds to excel.”
Mrs. Okeke, Vice President of Administration at Queen’s College, Yaba, remarked, ” In a world where female empowerment and education are paramount, ‘Empower Her’ served as an ideal platform to motivate and mentor our students. It’s about nurturing the leaders of tomorrow, instilling in them not just knowledge but also values of ethical leadership and the spirit of empowerment. We are grateful for the collaboration with Exam Padi and the opportunity to be part of an initiative that is shaping the future for our students and the girl child at large.”
Exam Padi is committed to education, mentorship, and the girl child. The “Empower Her” initiative is a testament to this commitment, serving as a beacon of hope for young girls across Africa. It is a clear statement that empowering the girl child is not just an idea; it’s a mission, and Exam Padi is leading the way.
As we look forward to a future where opportunities are equal, education is accessible, and every girl child has the chance to achieve their dreams, initiatives like “Empower Her” stand as a shining example of what can be achieved when dedicated individuals and organizations come together to make a difference. It’s a bold step towards female empowerment, not only in Africa but around the world.