MUHANGA- The Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) has embarked on education of young girls in leadership skills.
Monique Mukamutali, a YWCA official, said this on Wednesday during the closure of a two-day leadership training workshop in Muhanga. The workshop is expected to empower participants to employ their capacities and leadership abilities.
Organised by YWCA under the ‘Power to Change’ project, it attracted participants from Huye, Kigali, Ruhango, and Kamonyi districts.
“Such programs will enable these young women address the problem of fear and low self esteem. The objective is to have young ladies able to play a leadership role and have a sense of responsibility,” Mukamutali said.
Also included in the training package was awareness of reproductive systems and HIV/Aids.
The participants vowed to disseminate the acquired knowledge and skills to their respective communities.
They also committed to be the centre of change and action.
“Our culture doesn’t permit women to exercise their abilities. This training is good and it will enable girls to be key players in social transformation,” observed Denyse Micomyiza, a youth representative from Kigali.