Girls Connect is a pioneering partnership between the iSON Group - one of Africa’s leading IT and ITeS companies, and Girl Effect. Together they developed a unique mobile platform to enable girls in Nigeria to anonymously explore and express their curiosities about growing up.
Natalie Au, Director of Gender at Girl Effect, said:
"It has been incredible to see the impact a service like Girls Connect can have. In the pilot phase, we started to see girls put into practice what they learnt from the stories and conversations they had with the role models - from opening bank accounts to starting apprenticeships that will lead them to starting their own business.
"Girls Connect has been deliberately designed to be replicable and scalable, regardless of geography, and we are already starting to explore how we can adapt the service for other markets outside of Nigeria."