Video: Venus and Serena Williams Dancing Live in Lagos – Empowering and Moulding the ‘girl child’ through education

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The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena were mentoring female students at Government Secondary School, Osbourne Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria. It was all about educating the ‘girl child’ – a movement so close to my heart.


Don’t you just love the way they are dancing and having fun with the students! Yes, it is all about courage and determination! I love to see students having fun! Education is fun and should remain so. Here are some of the reasons why they came.

The international tennis stars, who arrived in Lagos on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 as part of the African ‘Breaking the Mould’ tour partnered with ‘Always’, a feminine hygiene brand of Procter & Gamble Nigeria for a joint girls empowerment event at the secondary school.
During the visit, the Williams sisters provided the school girls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not only meet their idols but also be inspired and empowered by them.
They were also part of the ‘Always puberty education’ class and spoke with the girls before performing with the students the ‘Always’ song, “Little Big Steps”, to empower them through a shared singing and dancing experience.
As role ‘Mould Breakers’ and ‘Champions of change’ themselves, having weathered the unfavourable side of life to become global stars, this visit by Serena and Venus represents a significant effort that could help break the mould, misconceptions and stereotypes that have dogged women and girls in Nigeria.

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