- Published on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 01:39
- Written by MUGINI JACOB in Musoma
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ANGLICAN Church Mara Diocese is hosting an African Girls Brigade (GB) conference which is discussing and laying out strategies to address challenges facing African girls.
The week-long conference has drawn 120 participants from several African countries including Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Zambia.
" We will discuss and address common challenges faced by girls and consider how to develop them with Christian values and leadership skills so that they can become responsible women contributing to the community, nation and the world," Tanzania GB President Mrs Catherine Ogunde said in her brief message to the conference.
Over 130 young girls from Musoma are attending the colourful conference that has also been accorded full cooperation from Musoma district authorities. "We are mainly focusing on bringing up young girls to lord Jesus as well as making them become responsible Christians and citizens," Malawi GB President Mrs Everlyne Nyirenda said.
Bishop Hilkiah Omindo said the prevailing peace and tranquility in Tanzania has contributed to bring the African women delegates together in the lake zone region.
"This is a privilege because we never thought that we can host the conference within a short time of GB existence. We thank God because by sitting together we are creating friendship and sharing experience," Bishop Omindo said. Several speakers saluted GB Tanzania for hosting the conference that ends on Friday.