Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Oman- Girls learn lessons from past to empower future  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 15/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) ''A hundred years ago, girls were expected to stay at home and behave very lady-like,'' Isabel Fisher says, oozing a kind of maturity that is a rarity for eight year olds; but her childish demeanor quickly takes over as she breaks into giggles and adds, ''But today we can do fun things like run around, jump and play.''


For Isabel, this is her moment of liberation; one that has stemmed from the realisation of what she wasn't able to do in the past, and what she can today.


She, along with several girls, were taught about the struggles of women folk at the recently held centenary celebrations of the Brownies, a pack comprising young girls between the age groups of seven and ten.
Hopscotch

There were games like hopscotch

The Brownies are part of the Girl- Guiding UK - a charity for girls and young women. As part of the anniversary celebrations, the first of a series of activity sessions was organised at Sohar Gardens in the Ras al Hamra Recreation Club for the Brownies living in the sultanate.


''In keeping with the theme, we got the girls to travel through three different time zones: past, present and future. In the first session, that began in the morning, we took them back to 1914, when the Brownie pack was formed. It is a time period when there was no television and very little was availale in the form of entertainment."


''We revisited this past by playing games like hopscotch and skipping that were popular then. They also took part in an 'obstacle course' where they climbed steps and glided their way through loops and slides. It is symbolic of the difficulties women had to overcome to enjoy the freedom they do now,'' said Diana Cramp, district commissioner for Oman, British Guides in Foreign Countries.


Later in the day, girls chose activity sessions based in the present, including creating a modern graffiti and a new look' with hair braiding. Finally, they journeyed to the future, where they were advised about making good use of their empowered present.
Obstacle-course

There were games like an obstacle course

As part of the session, the girls learnt that they could become firewomen and were also taught how to use a fire hose by the Ras al Hamra fire personnel.


''Women are rarely encouraged to become firefighters,'' said Diana, adding that the idea behind getting them acquainted to a fire engine was to expose them to the possibility of breaking stereotypes. One of the girls drove this point home. ''It felt so great to sit inside a fire engine. I think I might just become a firewoman when I grow up,'' she said, still uncertain, yet confident as she echoed the Brownie s

 


Muscat Daily




  MENA News Headlines
 May 31 2016 - Qatari Emir heads to Saudi Arabia to participate in GCC 16th Consultative MeetingEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DOHA, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- H.H. the Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, left Doha on Tuesday morning for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to take ...

 May 31 2016 - DP World future leaders visit UAE Embassy in SingaporeEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) SINGAPORE / DUBAI, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- Future leaders of DP World UAE Region met Abdullah Al Mandoos, Acting Charge d'Affaires of the UAE Embassy in ...

 May 31 2016 - UAE- EAD organises workshop on mercury emissions inventoryEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, EAD, yesterday organised a workshop to highlight the main findings of the Mercury ...

 May 31 2016 - UAE- Automation is key to sustaining operation efficiency and productivity: GASCOEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) - Sultan Al Muhairi, Senior Vice President for Technical Affairs of Abu Dhabi Gas Industries, GASCO, has affirmed that ...

 May 31 2016 - UAE- UN envoy to Yemen says violations to cessation of hostilities in Yemen unacceptableEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) KUWAIT, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has expressed concerns about violations of the cessation of hostilities ...

 May 31 2016 - UAE- Ajman sees 20% rise in visitors and tourism revenue in Q1 2016Emirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) AJMAN, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- The number of guest arrivals into the Emirate of Ajman during the first quarter of the year increased by 20 percent, ...

 May 31 2016 - Saudi Foreign Minister hails strong ties with EUEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) JEDDAH, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, has said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the European Union enjoy ...

 May 31 2016 - UAE- Mohammed bin Rashid arrives in JeddahEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today arrived in ...

 May 31 2016 - Major fire at Indian arms depot kills 17Emirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) NAGPUR, Indian, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- At least 17 security personnel, including two young Army officers, were killed today in a major fire that broke out ...

 May 31 2016 - Secretariat of Abu Dhabi Executive Council delegation visits UAE-Jordanian Refugee CampEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 31st May, 2016 (WAM) -- A delegation from the General Secretariat of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council has visited the UAE-Jordanian camp for ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help