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School of Nursing and Midwifery and WiSTEM CKT-UTAS Empower Female Teacher Trainees on International Women’s Day

In a joint effort to commemorate International Women’s Day, the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Women in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WiSTEM) at CKT-UTAS collaborated with St. John Bosco’s College of Education.

The event, held on the 6th of March, 2024, at St. Patrick’s Hall, St. John Bosco’s College of Education, was on the theme, “Inspiring Female Teacher Trainees to Take Charge of Their Reproductive Health for Better Educational Outcomes and Inclusion.”

The event was graced by the Vice-Principal of the College, Mr. Daniel Mahamudu, and the Chaplain, Rev. Fr. Robert Afayori, alongside a section of the college staff. Dr. Eunice Essel, from CKT-UTAS, opened the session with a talk on, β€œGoal setting and Goal getting”.

She highlighted the importance of setting both short and long-term goals for a successful career as a teacher trainee, encouraging the attendees to envision their futures and map out the steps to achieve their aspirations.

The critical topic of Upholding your reproductive rights responsibilities, a choice for the future, was handled by Dr. Margaret W. Kukeba. She shed light on the correlation between female reproductive rights and responsibilities.

She emphasised that reproductive rights also carry responsibilities, especially for female trainee teachers who must prioritise their well-being to excel in their educational pursuits.

Continuing the discourse, Dr. Francisca Achaliwie addressed the vital Mental health issue in women. She discussed strategies for recognising and managing anxiety disorders, highlighting their potential impact on female teacher trainees. She provided valuable insights on overcoming these challenges, offering guidance on mental health care and resilience.

The presence of Dr. Anuwoje Ida L. Abonongo, Dr. Mary-Magdalene Pedavoah, and Dr. Millicent Captain-Esoah, members of WiSTEM CKT-UTAS added depth to the event, fostering a supportive environment for learning and empowerment for the female teacher trainees.

In his closing remarks, Rev. Fr. Adam emphasised the theme of responsibility that accompanies freedom. “Freedom comes with responsibilities,” he said, highlighting the need for individuals to be accountable for their actions and choices.

His words resonated with the audience, underscoring the importance of making informed decisions about one’s health and well-being.

The event served as a platform for female teacher trainees to gain valuable insights into goal setting, reproductive health, and mental well-being. It celebrated empowerment, encouraging women to take charge of their lives and educational journeys.

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