Every year, as part of its traditions, GCC organises a mentoring retreat to serve as a holiday camp where young girl students are gathered and mentored on good morals, good etiquette, life skills and a lot more. This year’s retreat was a 4-day event that took place at Government Girls College, Maiduguri in Borno State with about 150 girls in attendance. A very interesting note was the presence of Dr Mairo Mandara as one of the lead facilitators during the event. She called on the girls to be pro-active in the pursuance of their academics so as to contribute their own quota to the development of the country and also become role models and good ambassadors of GCC. Fourteen (14) of the Chibok girls who are beneficiaries of the GCC FSS Scheme were also in attendance.
The retreat coincided with the graduation of 234 Batch B Village Health Workers (VHWs) in the State under the Merck for Mothers Project. The 11 graduates were presented with gifts at the retreat. The girls, especially those participating for the first
time were excited and looked forward to next year’s retreat