MRCI & Learn Achieve Become Partner For a Great Cause
MRCI teamed up with Learn Achieve Become to put on an event focused on women’s rights. Open to all genders and English levels, we raised money in order to transport people from the island of Nosy Komba to the event space, where around 100 people came out to discuss gender equality.
Topics ranged from defining sexism to the importance of education in today’s society. Participation from all different types of people in the community were encouraged, and some of our volunteers shared personal experiences.
While the event brought to light the disparities present between men and women globally, it had a positive focus, in order to help everyone understand the importance of equality and how equal participation between the genders betters the world we live in. Members of the audience enjoyed participating and explaining their views, especially at the end where we had a writing activity asking participants why they believed sexism was good or bad.
This event allowed us to celebrate a wide range of views while simultaneously celebrating the importance of both genders. And it was wonderful having a group of people from both Nosy Be and Nosy Komba accompany us to the event.