KAPIT: Some 700 attended the Women’s Day and Wellbeing of Women (WOW) programme here recently.
Women and Family Development Kapit chairperson Datin Angelina Celestine Ujang said the programme was organised in collaboration with theSarawak Federation of Women’s Institute Kapit, Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak (SIDS) Kapit, and Kapit Chinese Women’s Association.
Initially we were targeting about 500 women participants to attend the programme, but it was amazing to note the overwhelming response where some 700 women comprising local women folk from the various local clubs and associations, and women’s bureaus of the various village security and development committees, she said during the closing ceremony.
She said the programme focussed on social issues involving family institutions such as child abuse, divorce, abandoned babies, child safety, senior citizens, parenting, and sexual issues.
Children are also one of our focusses as they are the future leaders of the country and the implementation of National Transformation (TN50), which was undertaken by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia, is one of the government’s initiatives to ensure that the younger generations are well-nurtured and properly guided towards the right direction, Angelina said.
She also cautioned parents not to pamper their children with gadgets such as mobile phones and tablets, as this could erode family ties and lead to children becoming anti-social.
A family without love and care could lead to the disintegration of the family.
However, a family that is full of love and care will produce a family generation of good moral values, discipline, tolerance and respect for one another, she said.
Source: Sarawak Government