By Ayo Ajayi
As part of its celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child, the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), Ota Chapter on Thursday, October 14, 2021, organised a Career Talk/Book Presentation at Ado-Odo Secondary High School, Alapoti, Ota in Ogun State.
Addressing the students at the event, the Chapter Chairman, Engr. Dr. Imhade P. Okokpujie with other members of the association enlightened the audience on the theme: “Digital Generation, Our Generation.”
The chapter also donated books to the students and the school library.
Some of the students who stood out in Science subjects were presented with relevant textbooks and full-term branded notebooks.
Among them were the best students in Mathematics, Miss Olaleye Faria; Chemistry, Miss Popoola Sofiat, and Miss Ogabi Asia for Physics. Moreover, each of the 120 students present at the event went home with a notebook. “This was to inspire the children to know that Engineering is also for the girl child,” the Chairman noted.
Dr. Imhade Okokpujie specifically promised Popoola Sofiat the relevant science textbooks the young and intelligent girl would need in order to encourage her to fulfill her dream of studying and becoming a Mechanical Engineer in the future.
The Principal of Ado Odo High School, Mrs. Akoniyan, appreciated APWEN for doing such an excellent community development programme and prayed that God would continue to bless the association in order to continue to affect lives positively.
“The APWEN Ota members expressed appreciation to the founding members of this great association for creating an excellent platform, and we sincerely appreciate the Engineering SHEROES, Engr. Patricia N. Opene-Odili Ph.D. FNSE; Engr. Valerie Agberagba, FNSE; Engr. Nnoli Akpedeye FNSE; and Engr. Felicia N. Agubata, Ph.D. FNSE, for all their mentoring support towards APWEN Ota Chapter,” Okokpujie stated.
Other members of APWEN present at the event include Engr. Dr. Damilola Abraham (General Secretary); Engr. Eyenuro Suzie (P.R.O); Engr. Dr. Joseph Olufunmilayo (Ex-officio I); and Engr. Faith Ademuyiwa (Ex-officio II).