By Emiko Perea
Responding to the pressing need for accessible education for women, the women’s division of Global Peace Foundation partnered with Service for Peace to open the Global Peace Women Education Center at Bhairabee Secondary School in Dhading District, Nepal on October 31, 2017.
Made to uplift the value of women in leadership, the Education Center was made possible by the efforts of volunteers from Nepal and abroad, including a delegation from Korea.
Mrs. Bambie Panta, representative for Global Peace Women Nepal inscribed the importance of raising women leaders saying, "When women are empowered, the whole family will also be empowered. I hope the women in this community will take ownership of the education center and lead the community to promote peace starting from home and I hope all the men present here today will support the women to transform their families and community.”
The Center is made for and run by the local women themselves. Courses include leadership skills workshops and hygiene awareness and sanitation programs.
Two hundred women, teachers, leaders, and students witnessed the opening of the Women Education center and shared their inspiring thoughts:
“Education centers and libraries can be a helpful means to explore the potential of both teachers and students. All the teachers should play an exemplary role as educators and initiators." —Udav Rijal (Ward President)
"I am really grateful towards the Korean and Nepali teams for such an extraordinary initiative. I hope it will be utilized to the utmost level. I hope everyone will take ownership and be responsible towards it." —Bishnu Nepali (Executive Member of the Municipality)
"We expect the women education center to bring sisters and mothers closer to form a beautiful bond of womanhood and work in community with a sense of unity and harmony. If the center guarantees that, I am pretty sure it will provide women with the motivation and energy that they are seeking for." —Ram Maya Rana Magar (Local Resident)
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