DAY OF THE GIRL

at St Martin’s Col­lege Sixth Form

Malta Independent - - Feature -

On Thurs­day, St Martin’s Col­lege Sixth Form com­mem­o­rated In­ter­na­tional Day of the Girl by host­ing a speed men­tor­ing and net­work­ing event. The Pres­i­dent of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, vis­ited the Col­lege dur­ing the event and briefly men­tored some of the col­lege’s stu­dents.

To­day’s work­shop was de­signed to al­low our stu­dents to meet and gain valu­able in­for­ma­tion from dif­fer­ent alumni and pro­fes­sional women in a fun and fast-paced, yet re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment.

Stu­dents con­versed with men­tors for 5-minute ses­sions un­til they were prompted to move on to the next men­tor.

Dur­ing this time our stu­dents had the op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss their ca­reer plans and goals and in­ter­act with mo­ti­va­tional, lead­ing and suc­cess­ful women in dif­fer­ent fields.

They were pro­vided with guid­ance, insight and in­spi­ra­tion, as well as the con­fi­dence and tools they need to ex­am­ine per­sonal and po­ten­tial con­nec­tions.

The United Na­tions de­clared the 11th of Oc­to­ber as the In­ter­na­tional Day of Girls to sup­port more op­por­tu­ni­ties for girls and to high­light the in­equal­i­ties that girls still face around the world. Spe­cial at­ten­tion is paid to pro­mote girls’ em­pow­er­ment and to the ful­fil­ment of their hu­man rights.

This year’s theme fo­cuses on ex­pand­ing ex­ist­ing learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and call­ing on the global com­mu­nity to re­think the prepa­ra­tion needed for girls to suc­cess­fully tran­si­tion into the world of work. The speed men­tor­ing and net­work­ing event was cho­sen to re­flect this theme.

Both male and fe­male stu­dents ac­tively par­tic­i­pated in the event since each one will move on to ca­reers and po­si­tions that will en­able them to sup­port hu­man rights of all peo­ple, ev­ery­where and make changes to im­prove the lives of oth­ers.

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