Let’s raise our girls to be strong fu­ture women

Sowetan - - Opinion -

As we cel­e­brate In­ter­na­tional Day of the Girl Child, we should bear in mind that to­day’s girls are moth­ers of to­mor­row.

It’s upon us to raise women who are equipped so­cially, cul­tur­ally, po­lit­i­cally and in­tel­lec­tu­ally.

Girls face many so­ci­etal ills such as rape and abuse by men who should pro­tect them.

I urge girls to ab­stain from booze, un­pro­tected sex and “blessers”, wolves who seek to de­stroy your bright fu­ture! How can un­planned preg­nancy and HIV be a bless­ing?

You can choose to mould your fu­ture or melt it away! As fu­ture women, you need to arm your­selves with a pow­er­ful weapon called ed­u­ca­tion to be able to face all chal­lenges in life. Amos Te­beila, Mohlaletse Vil­lage

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