The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) has called on women to take advantage of technology to make life easier as well as promote gender equality.
At durbar held at Cheshegu in the Northern Region to commemorate International women’s day the CCFC said this would help women be abreast with current happenings in the global space as well as help better their livelihoods.
“Today the internet and mobile technology has made the world a global village. We can see and listen to what others are doing globally ” it said.
Mr George Baiden, the Country Director of CCFC, called on parents and community members to play vital roles in ensuring gender equality in the way they bring up their children.
He said children should be trained and taught to have respect and tolerance for the opposite sex to improve gender roles in communities.
Mr Baiden said CCFC in April next year, would roll out a new strategy to feature gender promotion to help educate and sensitise its operational communities towards achieving the SDG 16.2 and gender equality.
He said CCFC would also look at inclusive quality education to ensure quality and access to education as well as implore all community members in and around Cheshegu to collaborate with each other’s to ensure that none of their children drops out of school, get pregnant before they go to secondary school, and none of their girls are push into marriage at teen age, among others.
Mrs Patricia Klu, the Programmes Manager for Markaz Al Bishara said this year’s International Women’s Day under the theme: ” Balance for Better ” seeks to create the awareness that in as much as men had big roles to play in the society, women equally had the same role to play for sustainable development.
She advised both men and women to support and encourage each other to help provide a better life for themselves.
Mrs Klu encouraged the girls in the community to continue to go to school and take their studies seriously to become better people in future.
Mrs Naana Adam, a community member in Cheshegu commended CCFC for their continuous support to the community but however blamed the issues of girls’ school dropouts to the lack of support from some of the husbands in helping to provide the needs of the children to encourage them to go to school.
Mrs Sanatu Seidu, also a community member blamed the cause of early school dropouts on both parents since most of them fail to visit their wards in schools to know their performance in class.