As part of our corporate social investment strategy, we at WEBA are passionate about investing in the communities where we have our chutes. We are especially excited about empowering the girl child which uplifts communities.
Empowering the girl child to us means, that we believe every girl should be educated, empowered, healthy and free from violence and discrimination. When doing so communities become stronger and stable. It’s not just the right thing to do but something that is necessary and compulsory that we want to be part of. Girls around the world still face lifelong gender-based inequalities that begin in childhood. We know that when we empower girls, everybody benefits. Girls who are healthy, educated, and free can transform their communities and pass that on to future generations.
WEBA is committed to working with organisations to help girls have the opportunity to not just live in their circumstance but to thrive, to succeed and to achieve her full potential.
This year’s International day of the Girl Child topic is Digital Generation. We are excited to have partnered with our IT supplier Numata to start empowering and educating girls by becoming more aware about cyber issues like security, phishing, safety and what to look out for on social media. Social media had also created a false sense of body image. For this we will bring in a life coach that will address these issues. By making this possible we are hoping that these girls will grow up to become empowered women.
In the words of Malala Yousafzai, female education activist “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”