Over 70 participants made up of members of non-governmental organisations and the public attended an empowerment programme for women held at the Heritage Hotel, Ipoh recently. The one-day seminar was organised by the Perak Women for Women Society (PWW) in collaboration with Jabatan Pembangunan Wanita (JPW) Perak and the Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia. Puan Sriharitini binti Mohd Shamsuddin, Director of JPW Perak, officiated at the event in the presence of PWW President, Dr Sharifah Halimah Jafaar and society members.
The programme named LIGHT, which stands for Love, Inner beauty, Growth, Health, and Traditions, is currently being adopted by the government and earmarked for ten communities in country.
Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia, who formulated the programme, sent seven speakers led by their National Women leader, Madam Vijayaletchumi Ramachandran to conduct the talk. The last subject, “Embracing LIGHT”, by the council’s National President, Prof Dr Suresh Govind, had the audience in stitches with his many hilarious anecdotes relating to daily lives.
The participants interacted well with the speakers. The feedback was very positive. Most said it was a worthy programme which could help women improve their lives and build happier homes and families.