School of Education

School of Education hosts Women’s Month Inter-Generational Discussions

The School of Education’s Community Engagement discipline - headed by Dr Angela James - hosted an inter-generational discussion on the Edgewood campus as part of Women’s Month celebrations.
The School of Education’s Women’s Month Inter-Generational Discussions.
The School of Education’s Women’s Month Inter-Generational Discussions.

The forum involved women of all ages and races in open discussion on issues that affect them while also celebrating and remembering iconic women and struggle icons who fought against racism and the apartheid regime.

Among those taking part were Dr LN Bhengu-Baloyi of the Umbelethisi Campaign and Network; international author and poet Ms Fiona Khan; Brand Management Specialist Ms Nobuntu Mkhize; entrepreneur Ms Zoleka Nkuna; businesswoman Ms Thamanthiri Naidoo, and pensioner Ms Louise Russon.

Education student and one of the organisers Ms Shongani Dladla said the discussion provided a platform for older women to fully understand how the younger generation of women view the world and their everyday experiences.

‘It gave both generations food for thought,’ said Dladla. ‘We had a common goal, which was to enhance the society we live in and to enhance ourselves. An important thread emerged from the discussion in that the younger generation should not repeat the same mistakes that adults had made,’ said Dladla. ‘The discussions and profound words will forever be etched into our hearts and minds because we want to be better women.’

Said student Ms Nomonde Mthembu: ‘Being in the same environment with women from different walks of life was a phenomenal learning experience.’ Ms Sindiswa Radebe said: ‘I learned that people have different backgrounds and different experiences and it is a up to individuals whether they use their past as a motivation or as an excuse.’

James noted that the common goal was to be a better generation of women tomorrow and for years to come.’

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