WOMEN EMPOWER ONE ANOTHER
By: Mandisa Magwaza
In celebration of Women’s month, the Durban University of Technology’s Student Counselling Centre hosted it annual women empowerment programme on Wednesday.
The event themed “Girl’s compete with each other, Women empower one another” was an initiative by the Students Counselling team to encourage female students to excel in their studies.
Expressing the power that women possess, Counselling Psychologist Robyn-Leigh Smith said, “In August 1956, over twenty thousand women marched to the union buildings for the liberation of women not to fight one another but to fight for each other.”
She emphasised that women should be united at all times and excel in all the opportunities they are given in life.
Professor Nqabomzi Gawe who is also the former Deputy Vice Chancellor at the institution said that women should know their position and stay in it.
“Our role as women is to hold ourselves and change ourselves, be responsible for it is time to exercise your rights,” she said.
Philile Mtshali – who is an intern Psychologist – said that she was pleased with the outcome of the program.
“I really hope that the students learnt something from today and they will practice what was preached to them,” Mtshali said.
The soulful event prevailed to be a joyous one with drama, poetry, music for entertainment and prices to be won.
Public Relations student Ncumisa Tyhafile who was successful in a quiz, won a gift hamper from the Business Women’s Association of South Africa as well as Fleur De Lis Spa-pampering voucher.
Tyhafile said that the event was meaningful and a great success.
“Everything went well, the guests were perfect, we were educated about empowering each other, this was indeed an event to remember,” she said.