BY MAZERA NDURYA
Mombasa City’s growing popularity as the investment hub was once again demonstrated with the hosting of yet another high level conference that brought together top ranking local and international leaders.
The meeting dubbed the Global Women’s Voice Conference was organised by Pure Pearl Foundation, Swahili Pot and Mombasa County among other organisations. It was held at the Swahili Pot where stakeholders brainstormed on matters relating to the education and economic empowerment of girls and women.
The conference whose theme was ‘Unleash Her Ability’ provided an opportunity to learn, share ideas, experiences and debated on how to maximise the potential of many entrepreneurial women and youths with specific focus on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
Pure Pearl Foundation Chairperson Lul Abdulwahid said the organisation was founded to give opportunity to vulnerable women and children in Africa and help them achieve their dreams through education and economic empowerment.
Among key speakers during the conference was United Nation Conference on Trade and Development Dr Mukhisa Khituyi, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho among other experts.
About Pure Pearl Foundation
Pure Pearl Foundation is a charitable organization founded to give opportunity to vulnerable women and children in Africa and help them achieve their dreams through education and economic empowerment through:
- Support and retention of out of school girls through sensitization and support to the most vulnerable households;
- Improving livelihoods and resilience in our livelihood projects through sustainable agriculture and provision of sanitary pads to schools;
- Championing for access to equal opportunities through advocacy, vocational training and encouragement of active participation in socio-economic activities; and
- Building networks to create more opportunities to the young adults through mentorship to create more personal networks, and connect with professional mentors to assist in ascertaining the existing risks and opportunities.