Female students’ from the Obuasi Campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Christ the King Senior High School, Obuasi Senior High Technical School joined female employees of the Obuasi mine to commemorate the 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD) on the theme “Each for Equal; An Equal World is an Enabled World” which aligns with the United Nations’ (UN) Women’s new multigenerational campaign “Generation Equality”, Each for Equal.
This action by the female employees was to help build more confident and inspired female students to become visible and be able to play their role as actors who would contribute to a holistic societal growth.
Senior Managers’ for Security and Processing, Mr. Kofi Gamor and Mr. Willem De-Klark, together with the head of operations, Mr. Brett Thompson, did not only inspire the students with their experiences, but gave them leads to career ideas, courses, mentoring programs they can take advantage of to become the confident, industrious 21st century women society craves for.
Selected female employees from various departments who told their stories were not only a delight to watch but heartwarming considering the passion, confidence, and naturalness with which they made bare their real-life experiences from family, to academics to the corporate space.
They encouraged young ladies present to consider mining related courses and a career in mining. They reiterated the various opportunities available for women in mining.
Female employees and participants of the event who spoke up were rewarded with ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama.
IWD is a United Nations’ annual event celebrated worldwide to highlight women’s achievements from the political, economic to the social while calling for gender equality. It has been observed since the early 1900s and is now recognised each year on March 8.