Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Educate Your Children on Importance of Genetic status

DIRECTOR, Center for Moral Mentorship, Aisha Maureen Edward has stressed the importance of good family upbringing, even as she charged women to inculcate moral virtues into their children.

Edward, who was a guest speaker at a conference held by members of Advocacy for Gender Equity, Education and Women Empowerment (AGEWE) under the theme ‘Power of the woman in the family’, explained that the power of building successful society free of deceit and crime are in women, been the mother.

She equally charged women to refrain from telling lies especially on phone in the presence of their children because according to her, such unholy life does not only inculcate immoral behaviour into their children but also make them to lose respect to them, the parents.

Enumerating some distinguished women of Anambra State extractions across disciplines, Edward enjoined women to intensify effort at educating their children on the importance of knowing their genetic status before marriage with a view to eliminating proliferation of sickle cell anaemia disorder in the society, as well as to sensitising the public, the government and the church on why the 2002 Anambra State Sickle Cell Disorder Law must be enforced.

In a remark earlier, Dr. Anthonia Nwadukwe, Executive Director, Advocacy for Gender Equity, Education and Women Empowerment (AGEWE) disclosed that the group objective was to arouse public interest to the concert of gender equity, highlight the necessity for men and women to learn to complement each other’s roles in every sector in the interest of family, community and nation.

Nwadukwe added that they advocate for the importance of paying early attention to the upbringing of children in their formative years, empower the youths to boost their socio-economic status and relevance.

She noted that they would continue with their intensive sensitisation, education and training programmes, presentations and petitions to appropriate quarters on issues bordering on women’s rights, privileges, expectations as well as adverse cultural and societal practices, sponsoring of bills, monitoring of government programmes, and others to ensure they are favourable to the youth and women. 
By Nwoyemezie Osineme



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