Girl child needs empowerment PDF Print E-mail
Botlhale Mosedame, a form four student at Selebi-Phikwe Senior Secondary School, says workshops geared towards the empowerment of girls should be applauded, especially when Botswana celebrates 40 years of independence. Speaking to BOPA during the girl empowerment workshop in Selebi-Phikwe, Botlhale said there was a need for the society and schools to find innovative ways and programmes to effectively deal with challenges faced by not only girls living in a male dominated town but all over the country. Young girls in Phikwe want fast cash, and because the town is male dominated the cash is readily available. At the end of the day the girl is prone to HIV/AIDS infection because after being given the money they do not have a choice. Therefore, such workshops should be encouraged so that girls are empowered and shown that they also can venture into the male dominated fields and feel confident about it, she said. Read more...