Media Engagement with the British Deputy High Commissioner

It is a pleasure reaching out to you for the first time in the new session with an awesome news.

CIS Senior School students were invited by the Deputy British High Commission in Lagos, to participate in a programme to mark the International Day of the Girl Child 2018, an event important to the UK government’s work in Nigeria. This year, the Deputy High Commissioner wanted to mark the day by hosting twelve young bright minds between the ages of 12 and 18 from all over Lagos, to tea at her residence where they would receive certificates as the Deputy High Commission’s #HeforShe (boys’ award) or #GirlChampions (girls’ award). The tea party was to also afford the young people an opportunity of a joint media engagement with the Deputy High Commissioner and some other members of the diplomatic team.

It was a girl-child focused initiative however, the Deputy High Commission engaged boys in it to get them involved in the global gender equality sensitization. The twelve young people were chosen from a competition upon the following criteria;

1) The boys were required to make a video, telling why it is important for men to be involved in the call for a girl-child education and, how they as young men can get involved.

2) The girls were required to make a video, telling what need in society they want to address and, what education they need to empower themselves to do so.

In light of this, eighteen of our students did us proud with intelligent video presentations. To watch their video recordings, please follow the link below: https://vimeo.com/295527550

It is worthy of note that the Deputy High Commission confirmed that the process of selecting our students’ videos was a tall order due to the fantastic presentation of each video. Howbeit, they had to make only two selections.

Hearty congratulations to Team CIS.

Many thanks to the teachers who saw them through it and, we are grateful to the parents for their support.

Please see photos below.



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