Reverend Mrs Rose Donkor, Executive Director for the All Nations International Development Agency (ANIDA), has appealed to society to pay particular attention to the education of women to ensure positive global change.
She said women when educated would discover their identity, their purpose and appropriate assignments in the society to bring about positive change.
Rev. Mrs Donkor who is also the Founder of the Women’s Development Centre (WDC), said this during the ANIDA Day ceremony in Koforidua which saw 78 women graduating from the centre.
The celebration was on the theme, “ANIDA, the future of global change.”
“Women around the world are facing the dilemma of identity; many of them are struggling to discover who they are and where they stand today in the family, the community and the world,” she said.
Rev. Mrs Donkor said most societies were still undergoing transition regarding the state of women, adding, “That shift in position and roles had resulted in many women finding themselves in either uneasy co-operation or uncomfortable conflict with men.”
Rev. Mrs Donkor said the question of women’s status and the issues of equal right for women were relevant to every culture and society on the globe.
“Women are unique in the sense that it was God’s idea for them to be women and to be positioned in the society for a purpose and for an assignment,” she said.
Rev. Mrs Donkor appealed to the graduates to be lights of the world, by making good use of the acquired skills and knowledge.
Ms Mavis Ama Frimpong, Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, gave the assurance that the government would continue to support skills training, using the vocational and technical schools.
She urged religious bodies to let their activities impact positively on society, as ANIDA had done.
The ANIDA is a charitable organisation that champions the cause of women and children in the area of education.
It was founded 16 years ago by Dr and Rev. Mrs Samuel Donkor, co-founders of the Full Gospel Churches International.
The WDC which is a wing of ANIDA, provides education and entrepreneurial skills to aid women to access better lifestyles in society. GNA