Location: Black Bush Polder, Region 6
Contributed by: Korilyn Baudoin – GUY 31
Counterpart: Jacqueline Johnson
In collaboration with the Director of the Mibicuri Community Developers, Ms. Baudoin and the community hosted an International Women’s Day Celebration with the theme of “Balance for Better.” This event was open to all four Black Bush Polder primary and secondary schools and was held at the Mibicuri Secondary school auditorium on March 8, 2019, from 1:30pm-3:00pm.
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide and marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. The objectives for hosting this event included:
- Educate and inspire pupils about the role women play in society while fostering an awareness of the stereotypes and challenges that women face in Guyana and around the world.
- Give pupils the opportunity to express their own views and ideas on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and girl’s educational rights through essays and artistic displays on posters.
The celebration included an essay and poster competition focusing on the theme “Balance for Better,” and the top five performers in each category gave a presentation of their work and received an award (trophy and a small gift of school supplies).
In addition to the competition, two guest speakers spoke on gender equality and creating a more balanced community. Each school was asked to put together one performance piece (dance, poetry, or song) on the theme.