August 7, 2019

The Women’s Centre Foundation of Jamaica is being lauded for the work done over 40 years in helping young mothers to re-enter formal education.

This was highlighted by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports, Olivia Grange.

Speaking after a tour of the Trafalgar Women’s Centre location, Grange said most of the girls who are enrolled at the facilities across the island are successful in their secondary education pursuits.

She says young mothers must be empowered and given an opportunity to rise above their circumstances in contributing to nation building. She adds that the Women’s Centre remains extremely important in allowing for uninterrupted education for girls.

The Wife of the President of the Republic of Kenya was also present at the occasion. She used the opportunity to inform those present that young mothers need support mentally and financially to have a chance to excel.

She adds that early pregnancy poses many challenges to young girls and the Kenyan government is working on find practical solutions to ensure that these young women do not drop out of the school system.

Her words were echoed by the wife of Jamaica’s Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Lady Allen who encouraged girls to achieve the greatness within them.

Khadijah Thomas