PU delegation attends WEW Student Leadership Conference
LAHORE: A three-member Punjab University delegation participated in a Women’s Education Worldwide (WEW) Student Leadership Conference at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, United States of America, from June 10 to 13, said a press release on Monday.
The delegation included PU Psychology Department Professor Dr Rukhsana Kausar, Punjab University College of Information Technology (PUCIT) student Maria Mujeeb and Institute of Business & Information Technology (IBIT) student Seher Butt. The conference was hosted by Mount Holyoke College (MHC) and Smith College in South Hadley.
Women’s Education Worldwide (WEW) was hosting its first student Leadership Conference after many years of planning which was attended by 70 women from 17 countries and five continents. The conference’s mission was to facilitate international and cross-cultural understanding between young female students from different educational institutes across the globe. The students participated in leadership and skill-building workshops, presentations on giveback projects, communal dinners, interactive sessions and entertainment programmes. They were also taken on a trip to Smith College and met College President Carol Christ, visited downtown Northampton, and enjoyed a bonfire. The conference gave the students an opportunity to share different emotions with people from varying backgrounds and respect each other’s values and culture. The participants compared the educational opportunities, status and literacy rates of women in their respective countries. They also exchanged views about economic resources, political power, gender equality, history and the gradual reshaping of the culture in their countries. The workshop management engaged the participants in various topics of discussion such as women in science and technology, environmental issues, student government, ethics, the history of women’s colleges, and spiritual peace and faith.
Mount Holyoke College (MHC) Student Programmes Associate Director Beth Gibney Boulden, Smith College Students Dean Julianne Ohotnicky and MHC College Secretary and WEW Coordinator Jesse Lytle awarded certificates to the participants.