A child and women activist of the Oasis Generation Limited, Mrs. Philomena Wiredu has challenged all female students to stay focused and dream big.
She said the saying that the women’s place is in the kitchen no longer holds as women can combine their careers and household duties.
She was addressing some female students from sections of Senior High Schools in Accra, Friday on a Total Woman Seminar which formed part of the company’s celebration of the International Women?s Day which fell on March 8, 2012.
According to her, women as the world can see, have over thousand and one potentials in them which need attention, determination and hard work to harness.
She therefore challenged girls not to allow themselves to be under estimated by the opposite sex and refuse to be failures in their life endeavors.
Mrs. Wiredu said though cooking is good, education is better and with the combination of the two, there will be no doubt that a girl child may achieve some of the best things that life has got to offer in the near future.
Speaking on the topic: Sex, Love and various misconception about Relationships, she said most ladies across africa are so passionate about getting into ?love relationships? at the wrong time which later becomes a draw back in their life.
She noted that what most men want is sex and not necessarily love especially when they are in their youthful ages and advised that female students should be focused on their education, dream big and work hard until they achieve 80% of their goals in life before engaging themselves in such relationships.
Instead of jumping from bed to bed due to broken homes, peer group influence, poverty among others, Mrs. Wiredu said it is best for the girl child to engage herself with inspirational books, handicraft or any other socially acceptable work that can earn her some cash to support herself while in or out of school.
She said beauty alone is vain, adding a woman must be virtuous, protect her body and heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life.
Another member of the Oasis Generation Limited, Madam Cynthia A. Sottie advised all females regardless of their religion or family status to totally abstain from sex until marriage with their “Mr. Right”.
She encouraged students to be assertive rather than aggressive saying ?this will boost your confident level, take away fear from your life and even help you to say no to certain decisions that contradict your values.?
Present at the seminar was an official sponsor of Ms Ghana, Mrs. Jennifer Agyemang, the Director of the young achievers group, Deborah Ahenkorah, and representatives of female students from several Senior High Schools including, the Osu Presbyterian SHS, Labone Senior High School and Kinbu Secondary and Technical School.