In a bid to nurture well-behaved and economically empowered girls, Chilobwe District of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church recently held a six-day girls’ seminar at Chilobwe Church.
Closing the seminar last Saturday, one of the facilitators Shepherdess Loveness Shakier said the gathering had achieved its intended purpose.
“The seminar was conducted to teach our girls how they should behave in their homes, schools and everywhere they might be. So far, they have learnt how they can respect people of all ages and how they can take care of their homes,” said Shakier.
She added that the girls have also been equipped with skills to enable them generate income on their own.
“The girls have been given skills in tailoring, baking and knitting,” she said.
According to Shakier, organisers of the event projected to host 60 girls but the number of attendees almost doubled.
The seminar was also used as a platform for the girls to share problems they encounter in their homes, and topping the list was lack of proper communication between girls and their parents.
In light of this, Shakier urged parents to create mutual relationship with their daughters so that the children open up to their parents on different issues.
One of the participants, Idah Chiumia, hailed the seminar, saying she will use everything she has learnt at the seminar.
Chilobwe SDA District is made up of 12 churches, namely Chilobwe, Zingwangwa, Chimwankhunda Naotcha, Namwiri, Nkhola, Mwamphazi, Kaleka, Ntonda, Mchesa, Kapatala and Limbikani.