Mother-daughter seminar in Gibeon on Saturday

31 Mar 2017 11:10am
REHOBOTH, 31 MAR (NAMPA) - A mother-daughter seminar will take place at Gibeon in the Hardap Region this Saturday.
Another mother-daughter seminar will be held in Windhoek on 08 April.
The seminars are amongst others aimed at creating a conducive environment for stakeholders to develop a collective vision for the development of Namibian girls.
The Gibeon seminar will be hosted at the WM Jod Primary School hall from 08h00.
The target groups are girls in Grades 7 to 12, aged 12 to 19 years.
The seminars are organised by non-profit organisation VisionCore, run by founder and director Aletta Eises-Thanises.
It was organised upon a request by Deputy Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Lucia Witbooi, who came to know of it when she attended one in Windhoek last year.
Eises-Thanises told Nampa on Thursday the gatherings create a platform for mothers and other stakeholders involved in the development of girls to plan a sustainable future for them.
“The one-day seminar is hosted to support the government’s efforts in education in the spirit of life-long learning and creating a knowledge-based society by 2030,” Eises-Thanises said.
The theme of the event will be ‘Restoring the dignity of the girl child in grooming 21st century women leaders’ and it will amongst others focus on sex, teenage pregnancies and abstinence; self-knowledge and confidence; the importance of education and mapping career choices.
Sanitary pads will also be collected and handed over to girls in need.
VisionCore is a non-profit organisation involved in youth development, focusing on girls in particular.