2012 participants in the Emerging Leaders Process, a series of workshops and dialogues and creative spaces designed to grow and develop young women and bring out their full potential, both individually and organizationally, held a event under the theme “Finding and Loving the Amazing Women that You Are” to celebrate women in August (Women’s Month). On Friday, 24 August 2012 at Catholic Welfare Development, these young and energetic women (with great potential on their quest to become leaders) got together women from all works of life to take a deeper look and appreciation of the essence of what it means to be a woman.
The message in its entirety was inspirational, and enabled every woman to really think about and analyze how they could become better women–not only for others, but for themselves first.
The programme had plenty lined up: poetry, speakers, and an extraordinary drum demonstration and lesson. One of the speakers, Patricia Kabamba, a refugee woman representing Africa Unite, delivered a noble speech. She spoke about her experiences as a foreign national in South Africa, her life as a Life Sciences teacher, how women need to empower each other, and how very far she has come and risen. Needless to say, Patricia’s speech was very well received by all.
The highlight of the day had definitely been the drum lesson. Drum Café taught the women some catchy beats, and it was fun for all.