In partnership with Sierra Leone ministry of social welfare, Gender and Children
International Women's Day
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
This Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action to create awareness and help in the campaign exercise for women's equality and right in building an inclusive and equal society for women across the globe.
To commemorate the 2020 International Women's Day, investing in and empowering women and preventing and eliminating the various forms of violence they experience, the Infinity Mind Foundation is organizing the first ever "Go-Women Marathon" in Sierra Leone, Kenema.
If you are a humanitarian organization, corporate company or Individual and want to sponsor or partner for the IWD Go-Women Marathon in Kenema with the Infinity Mind Foundation -- please contact the following number on WhatsApp: +23279010133 or call +23277944093.
Abu Bakarr Benson Head of Communications & Public Relations, Infinity Mind Foundation.
*Infinity Mind Foundation* *Business Plan Competition* Are you a woman who have a business idea? Have you already started a business and want to take it to the next level? Then you could enter the Infinity Mind Foundation Business Plan Competition to commemorate the International Women's Day, March 8th 2020.
First prize - Le2,000,000 Second prize - Le1,000,000 Third prize - Le500,000.
To enter the competition, kindly download the Infinity Mind Foundation business plan competition application form 2020. Deadline for submissions is strictly 10 am on Saturday 8th February 2020. Please note that in applying for the competition you are confirming your availability to attend the International Women's Day celebration in Kenema on 8th March should you be selected to receive an award. The Awards Ceremony will take place on same date.
Requirements: *Age* Applicant must be aged between 18 and 45 at the time of application. *Nationality* Applicant must be a Sierra Leonean national. Sierra Leoneans living abroad are eligible to apply but will need to demonstrate that they will live and operate the business in Sierra Leone should their application be successful. *Gender* Female *Level of education* Applicant must have at least attempted the WASSCE exams or equivalent. *Geography* The business must operate in Sierra Leone. *Application Procedure:* All applications should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org For more information contact +23279010133 www.infinitymindfoundation.org
*We can tell our daughters they can do anything boys can do!*
By Dr Rebecca Taylor
How many times do we here “But Mummy…you’re just a girl!”
This was the case few years ago.. I came to a complete halt as I was shocked that these words came out of my 6-year-old daughter’s mouth.
I raised one son and three daughters, and not only have I tried to instill in them in the firm belief that a girl can do anything a boy can do, I make it a point to live it as a woman who can do anything a man can do.
As I was opposite my husband, struggling to hold up the other end of our heavy sofa, I thought to myself, By God I will move this sofa. I may fumble a time or two, I may be winded trying to get this darn thing from point A to point B, but I will do it.
"Mummy leave it, uncle Eddie is coming to help daddy, you get hurt"
At that point, saying I couldn’t continue to move it, well, it wasn’t an option for me. I felt that my daughter’s six words would forever chime loudly in my head — the day I dropped the sofa, because it was too much for Mummy, because after all, she was just a girl.
But it wasn’t just about this sofa, or about our move, or this particular afternoon.
It was about my daughter’s eyes being on me all the time, even when I didn’t realize it.
It was about me not just telling her that she could do anything that any young boy or man could do, but showing her.
It was about being living proof to her that a woman could find strength even when it appeared to be a man’s job.
It was simply demonstrating a woman could carry the weight of something that may appear to be too much for a female to bear.
It was about instilling in her that every woman should never back down from something, even something that at first proves to be difficult. That no woman should feel inadequate or inferior.