Workshop to empower young women launched in Accra

The participants after the workshop.A six-week capacity building workshop aimed at empowering young women to develop their potentials was launched in Accra on Saturday.

The event which was organised by Mrs. Cecilia Adane-Mensah, 2016 Mother of the year for Saint Anne and Joachim Catholic Church was on the theme: “You are the Peter and upon this rock I will build my church”.

A former Minister of Fisheries under the Kufour regime, Mr. Daniel Dugan, urged participants to use their God-given talents for the benefit of the society.

Mr. Dugan advised participants to pursue what was good and never go after what was in vogue just because everyone seemed to be doing it.

“To succeed you must set aside pride in your lives and like St. Peter turn your weaknesses into strength. Be weak and humble to be able to love and serve God and mankind”, he said.

Mrs. Cecilia Adane-Mensah said the aim of the workshop was to mentor 15 young women into leadership. She said that she had always looked up to some people in society to help bring out the potentials in young women.

According to Mrs Adane-Mensah, resource persons had been assembled to interact with the volunteers for six weeks.

She said that as part of the programme lined up for the workshop, there would be a talk on work ethics, public speaking and leadership qualities, among others.

By Dennis Amegede  

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