Keeping the cost of using the service to a minimum for girls is critical to the accessibility of the programme to vulnerable girls. 9mobile, which has millions of customers across Nigeria, will provide unlimited minutes and a toll-free line to the Girls Connect service.
Boye Olusanya, the CEO at 9mobile said,
“We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to partner with Girl Effect and iSON on this laudable initiative that is ‘Girls Connect’. At 9mobile, we are passionate about empowering the youth to succeed in life; and are committed to equipping them with all that we can, to enable this. In this instance, we are well-placed to provide toll-free access to information on how to survive and thrive, to girl children in particular and indeed all our subscribers.
“In addition to our array of social developmental initiatives that we are implementing on our Corporate Social Responsibility platforms of Education, Health and the Environment; this is yet another opportunity for us to drive the sustainable development of young girls and women. As we know, the female members of society are specially recognized for their pivotal role in shaping any society. Therefore we expect that this partnership and our contributions to it, will have far-reaching positive impact on the wellness of the Nigerian society.”