BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE World Young Women in Christians Association (WYWCA) has announced yesterday the official launching ceremony of a new ‘rise up’ guide which was inspired through the efforts of young women in Solomon Islands.
It is a guide for young women’s transformative leadership for all country members under the WYWCA in the Rise Up programme.
The manual was constructed out of the Solomon Islands first ever Rise Up manual guide which was put together by pioneer members of SI YWCA.
During past years it was reviewed and had few more ideas inserted before its launching yesterday.
Speaking in an exclusive interview yesterday, SI YWCA General Secretary Mrs Jocelyn Lai said the guide will help young women empower themselves and create their own personal transformations as part of their leadership journey.
“It will also help them to claim their human rights and develop their leadership skills and a first step of empowerment of a vast cohort of young women in the Solomon Islands and around the world.
“We believe that this rise up guide will guide us to groom more young women leaders who will drive transformative social, economic and environmental changes,” she said.
Lai uttered that SI YWCA staff are grateful but could not make it to the weeklong launching programme in Geneva, Switzerland, set to take place from March 19-25.