2021 International Day of the Girl Child Essay Competition

In celebration of the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child, HACEY Health Initiative is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 5th IDotGC Essay Competition for secondary school students. The essay competition encourages critical thinking towards proffering solutions to girl child issues in Nigeria. Essay Topic

The role of the Nigerian Government and society in achieving gender equality in Nigeria.


Secondary school girls aged 9 – 18 in Nigeria 

Application Period 

August 20th – September 30th, 2021 

Guidelines & Submission 

All essays must: 

  • Contain a cover page containing the student’s full name, school name, class, email address, state of residence and phone number.
  • Be written in English language. 
  • Not exceed 1000 words. 
  • Be the original work of the applicant. 


Essays should be submitted to [email protected] on or before 6:00 pm on September 16th, 2021

Notification and Announcement of Winners

Finalists will be notified by October 1st, 2021 and winners will be announced and awarded at the 10th International Day of the Girl Child Conference in Lagos State. 


1st – Laptop & N50,000

2nd – N30,000 and other consolation prizes

3rd – N20,000 and other consolation prizes

Other consolation prizes to be won by finalists.

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