LESSONS TO EMPOWER YOUNG WOMEN AND ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENCE
By: Nasiphi Gigaba
Students from the Durban University of Technology gathered at the Mansfield Hall, Ritson campus for the conference that celebrated and instilled values that empower young women to
grow wisely into their womanhood.
This annual conference was organised by the Students Christian Organisation (SCO) and is said to have taken place for the past five years, to inspire young women to develop
themselves and grow into independent and phenomenal women.
Chairperson of SCO, Scelo Mnikathi, said that he admires women and seeing his “sisters” being able to stand on their own two feet shows that women are truly remarkable beings.
“I may not be a woman but it makes me happy to see young women that know their identity and have full knowledge of the power they possess,” Mnikathi said.
Mnikathi also added that their organisation chose to host this conference during women’s month to prepare young growing women for challenges that they might come across as they
Well-known preachers like Zama Ntuli and Nondumiso Shabangu turned the conference into a spiritual one after delivering prayers and motivation that related to young women that filled
“I have been attending this conference from 2012 and since then I found that every time after the conference I feel motivated as a woman,” said Nonkululeko Dlamini, public management
“The speeches that have been delivered have prepared and made me face the different stages of life I am going through with broader shoulders,” Dlamini explained.
Deputy Secretary, Eyethu Mkumla, said that with the positive impact the conference has on the students, she is hoping that the event will continue hosting for other students still to come
at DUT for the next coming years.