Strong Enough Girls

SEGEI is a women-led non-profit organization dedicated to helping girls and young women in low-resource and marginalized settings find their voices, access resources, and use their talents to thrive. We seek to IGNITE, NURTURE, and HARNESS the intellectual, emotional, and social strengths of adolescent girls and young women through education (formal and informal), mentorship, and life skills development.

Fatmata Lamarana Bah: Social Worker, CEO, Advocate for Women and Girls

Have you ever felt like there was more to you, but somehow the world around you seemed limited? How do you find the courage to unleash your passion? Our #SEGoftheMonth understands. Her name is Fatmata Lamarana Bah. She is a 24-year-old final year Social Work student at the Fourahbay College, University of Sierra Leone. In …

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Working towards ending violence against the girl child in Nigeria

In many countries, girls are violated from within the womb. The fact that the fetus is identified as a girl makes her life much harder because of her sex and the gender roles which would be assigned to her. For many girls residing in African countries, various types of violent acts negatively impact their lives …

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Racheal Inegbedion: YALI Fellow, Digital Marketer, Procurement Specialist

Racheal Inegbedion, a resident of Lagos, Nigeria, has a flair for bringing solutions to social and human problems. She bagged a second class upper grade in foreign languages from Ambrose Alli University and decided to go into Tech as an avenue to pursue her original passion for bringing solutions. She co-founded ARPG to create solutions …

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Raliat Ajani: Optimist, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur

Meet Raliat Ajani, our Strong Enough Girl (SEG) for the Month of February. Everything fashion, style and grace depicts who Raliat is; a 30-year-old entrepreneur who creates stylish attire for women and girls that are fashion savvy as well. Having discovered her love for fashion, she enrolled at Finnicky Fashion House and later continued at …

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JerryLynn Kariuki: Student, Passionate Writer, Scoliosis Warrior

Happy New Year! It’s the first month and first week of the year. Welcome to 2018! This month, we are celebrating a young lady whose remarkable story of strength and perseverance encourages us to be all that we have been created to be. JerryLynn Kariuki is a 20 year old 1st year student of global …

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Blessing Timidi Digha: Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Advocate, Mother, Feminist

When we say a woman is #StrongEnough, look no further than 30 year old Blessing Timidi Digha, our #SEGoftheMonth for November! Blessing is a passionate and no-holds-barred advocate for the health and wellbeing of girls and women. A resident of Akure in Ondo State, Nigeria, she is the Founder of African Girl Child Development and …

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Chichi Ogbonnaya: Social Worker, Girl-Child Advocate, Entrepreneur

Who run the world?!? GIRLS! GIRLS!! GIRLS!!! STRONG ENOUGH GIRLS!!! Our #SEGoftheMonth for October is an energetic and assiduous budding Social Worker, Girl-Child Advocate and Entrepreneur, with a mission to inspire teenagers and young adults to live a Chaste, Focused and Purposeful life. Her name is Chichi Ogbonnaya. She is 29 years old and a …

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HALIMATOU ZIKA SOMBEIZÉ: Parliamentarian, Engineer, Girls’ Rights Champion

This month, we are highlighting an outstanding young woman from the Republic of Niger who is breaking barriers in her community and country to give girls a voice. Halimatou Zika Sombeizé is a 24-year old 3rd year student of Engineering at Ecole des Mines de l’Industrie et de la Geologie (EMIG). In a country where 3 …

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