Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: William Sisters Task Parents/Teachers On Girl-Child Education

Parents and teachers have been charged with the responsibility of giving enough attention to the education of the girl child in order to prepare them for future challenges.

The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, two American super tennis stars gave the charge during a workshop organised by the US Consulate for female students, held last week at the US Consul-General's residence in Lagos.

The female students drawn from various schools in Lagos, were at their best to have the Tennis superstars, in their midst with stories of how they got to where they are today from a very young age of 4.

The sports ambassadors, who played host to more than 15 schools across Lagos, presented participants with the need to pursue their careers in life, even if such career is within the male specialty.

Becoming champions in boys' arena, the superstars said, will make the boys look at them from a unique point of view and this, they must display by indulging in activities believed to be just for boys.

While fielding questions from students, the Williams explained that "there should be no limitations to what and who you girls want to become in life. It is challenging to have to work with boys, yet, the only way to make them see you from a different perspective and not just one meant for the kitchen alone, is by becoming leaders in their midst.

Girls are always known to bring about the best, but because of the society in which a lot of us have found ourselves, restriction is always inevitable, and sometimes, the pressure is more from our parents who feel it is safe for us to limit ourselves in the girls division."

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