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Olaoluwa Halimat Abagun, The Girls’ Podium

At 15 years, Oluwatomisin Olufemi became the first author in her school in Lagos, Nigeria. Instead of being celebrated and congratulated, she was plagued with questions as to, “Why didn’t you wait for a boy to write a book first?” Olaoluwa Halimat Abagun has since created The Girls’ Podium project, aimed at coaching 100 adolescent girls in confidently advocating for their rights and empowering themselves and others in leading change and transformation in the community. To best reach project goals, participants will use digital media tools, simulations and trainings.