International Women’s Day celebrations in schools
13 March, 2019, 12:04 pm
STUDENTS of Marist Brothers High School and Nabua Secondary School celebrated International Women’s Day at their schools last week.
The theme was “Balance for Better, meaning everyone has a part to play, all the time, everywhere to work in building a gender-balanced world,” said British High Commissioner Melanie Hopkins.
Chief guest at the International Women’s Day celebration at Marist Brothers High School, Ms Hopkins said boys and men could play an extremely important role in creating awareness of violence against women and girls.
“The way you conduct yourselves in your communities, sports field and university campus will set the tone for how others treat women and girls also. Setting a tone in your behaviour, the language will show that you are able to treat women and girls with respect.”
Nabua Secondary School principal Amita Hussein said Women’s Day is celebrated to appreciate the work carried out by every woman.
“Today women are involved in decision making which illustrates how important they are. And I would like to wish the gentlemen who are playing the role of a mother for their children a very blessed day,” said Ms Hussein.