Executives of the No Business as Usual (NBU) Project had a pomp celebration of the 2021 Mothers’ Day occasion with women of Asokore Mampong Municipality on Saturday 15 May.
Their version aside the usual ecstatic content turned out more didactic as officials of the project brought onboard accomplished female personalities to empower participants on how they can become successful mothers in life.
In attendance were not only female trainees of the project but their mothers as well.
Other distinguished personalities who graced the occasion were; Director for SOS Children’s Villages-Kumasi Mr. Bernard Amoako, Former NBU Project Coordinator Esther Martey, mothers of SOS Children’s Villages-Kumasi among others.
Speakers at the event were Rita Krampa (Corporate Trainer ), Hafisa Salama (Lecturer at the University of Education Winneba) and Hon Sharon Mensah (Assemblywoman for Ankaase electoral area within the Bosome Freho District).
In her presentation, Esther Martey gave participants tips on how they can become successful mothers vis-à-vis combining responsibilities for their family and that of their career.
In her counsel, she educated them on time management, wise prioritization, the need of knowing who they are and their limit, the need for planning, setting of achievable goals, financial management etc.
On financial management, she challenged women to develop the habit of saving and planning well. Esther Martey advised them to quit relying solely on their partners for financial survival, underlining that there is an urgent need for women to become financially independent.
Assemblywoman Hon Sharon Mensah shared with participants how she suffered divorce at an early age of 25, hassles she went through as a single parent, sacrifices she made to sustain both the domestic and academic upbringing of her children and how she managed to survive, insofar becoming an elected assembly woman.
Mr. Benard Amoako thanked mothers of trainees for enrolling their children unto the Youth Entrepreneurship and Employability Program (YEEP) of the project and also for supporting the course of NBU.