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Women have strength like eagles

Atasa Moceituba
Thursday, March 08, 2018

WOMEN are the baby eagles born to an eagle's family not knowing that they possess the same strength as that of the eagle's family.

This was the message from the Makoi Women's Vocational Training Centre manager Shazna Khan as they join the rest of the world to commemorate International Women's Day today.

She said the yearly event was an important one as they united to celebrate women's achievements and lives across the globe.

"Over the decades, the objective of Women's Day celebration has evolved and embraced culture and ethnicity to emerge as a celebration of appreciation, respect and love towards women," Ms Khan said.

"Women's Day is also celebrated in schools nowadays and also forms an integral part of the curriculum to spread the awareness of women empowerment, their roles and achievements."

Over the years, she said, the essence of Women's Day celebration has evolved and has taken up an altogether novel form.

"This day celebrates the achievement of women and the strength to fight with whatever comes in her way.

"Today's women is no longer an independent soul; she is independent and self-reliant in every aspect and is capable of doing everything."

Ms Khan said today was a day that recognised the importance of their existence and motivates them for their future achievements."

"Our Makoi Women's Vocational Training Centre celebrates Women's Day every day because these underprivileged women show up for classes daily to learn skill and to change their lives.

"We empower women towards self-sustainability and will continue to do so."

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