The runner up of the 2017 edition of Big Brother Nigeria Reality TV Show and winner of the ONE Campaign on Girl Child Education is set to join the Nigerian President at the 72nd Edition of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The Reality TV star is going to talk to world leaders on the importance of girl child education.
As a housemate in the Big Brother Naija house, Bisola gave an outstanding and compelling presentation during the Back to School task where housemates highlighted the barriers to girls’ education in Nigeria and presented possible solutions to ensuring every girl in Nigeria completes primary and secondary school.
ONE Campaign initiative aims to increase the access to and quality of education for girls in Nigeria, with an emphasis on girls in Northern Nigeria.
ONE’s Girls Count campaign focuses on the importance of girls’ education, recognising that globally, 130 million girls are out of school, with 51 million of them in Africa. It also said that at least, 10.5 million of such girls resided in Nigeria alone. “Because poverty is sexist, it disproportionately affects women and girls. Nigerian girls’ participation rate in education remains lower than boys’ across all levels of education, particularly at senior secondary level. In primary school, 31% of Nigerian girls are out of school compared to 27% of boys.
It would be recalled that ONE’s Nigeria Director Serah Makka was very pleased with Bisola coming out tops in the task. She said: “we are proud to have Bisola; her presentation was very moving as she highlighted the status of girls education.
“ONE looks forward to working with her as we take our Campaign to the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week.” Waka explained that during the UN General Assembly, African leaders, including Nigeria would be asked to make education work for every girl by 2030, in line with Sustainable Development Goal.
Four other ambassadors for the ONE Girls Count campaign includes Omotola Jalade Ekeinde,Nigerian singer Waje and South Africa’s Bonang Matheba.