Essay in honour of women
AN ESSAY COMPETITION on the role?and importance of women was launched yesterday to encourage secondary school students to recognize this.
Shelly Ross, chief editor and producer of the Barbados Faces website, said she hoped girls would see women as leaders, while for the boys it would foster respect as they recognized that their mothers and sisters were women.
Commenting on the recent story of two students involved in sexual activity at a school, Ross said: “The story is very painful to me as a mother. I see the young child as my own daughter. I see her as a victim and I am very saddened by it.”
She added that girls needed to see themselves as great leaders, good mothers and women of class.
The launch took place at The St Michael School.