Her Royal Highness, Lady Julia Osei Tutu, the wife of the occupant of the Golden stool, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has organized mentorship program to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The wife of the King has entreated young women, particularly, to maximize the various opportunities that come along with Technology to better their lives.
“Now access to information to better yourself is just by a click of a button and not as difficult like years back, thanks to Technology, and you’re expected to take advantage of this to better the status quo.”
Addressing participants in a panel discussion organised to mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) yesterday, Lady Julia Osei Tutu underscored that young women should challenge themselves in all spheres of life to reach the apex of this life.
Lady Julia stressed that young women should not allow themselves to be misled by the negatives associated with Technology.
“It is obvious that you’re all mindful of the negatives associated with Technology which easily destroy can halt your progress. Don’t allow yourself for that to happen,” she stated.
International Women’s Day
The panel discussion to commemorate the IWD was held at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi with renowned women which include Rev. Akua Ofori-Boateng, Ing. Mrs. Eunice Akyereko Adjei, Mrs. Margaret Boateng Sekyere and Dr. Mrs. Phyllis Tawiah.
This year’s commemoration was on the theme: “DigitAll: Ensuring Today’s Technology Benefits All Girls & Women.”
The Mentorship program aimed at creating an environment for the appreciation of Technology by the young women in the society.
The event attracted many dignitaries such as Public Officers, Traditional Leaders and students drawn from selected schools across the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan in the Ashanti Region.
The International Women’s Day (IWD) is commemorated globally to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity and it is an occasion for groups and institutions to come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
The day was first celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on March 19, 1911, following the agreement at the Copenhagen conference.
Source: opemsuo.com/Sasu Danquah