Gwamnishu Harrison, the rights activist who spearheaded the rescue of Chinwe, a 15-year-old child bride, has shared new images of the girl who was married off to Izuchukwu Igwilo, a 56-year-old ‘demented’ man.
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has given the girl a scholarship, according to Gwamnishu. He also disclosed that she was trained and empowered in tailoring by ITF and assisted back to school by the Anambra State Government’s Ministry of Women Affairs in less than eight months.
The activist wrote;
Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano Awards Scholarship To Former Child Bride RetrieveChinwe
The Executive Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano, has announced a scholarship grant for former Child bride RetrieveChinwe whose story went viral on social media February 2019.
RetrieveChinwe was brainwashed into marrying Izuchukwu Igwilo, a middle-age man from Ozubulu, Ekwusigo, LGA Anambra State.
The young girl has been trained and empowered in tailoring through ITF and assisted back to school within the space of eight months by Anambra State Government through Ministry of Women Affairs.
RetrieveChinwe will henceforth be educated and catered for, through the scholarship grant provided Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano.
Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano.