Women’s decision crucial for children’s future, says WEM-RIC prexy PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 March 2015 13:55

By Gideon C. Corgue


PAGADIAN – All women should carefully craft their decisions to ensure a bright future for their children, according to Ms. Junaflor Cerilles, federated president of the women Empowerment Movement-Rural Improvement Club (WEM-RIC) of Zamboanga del Sur.

Speaking before a recent gathering of women at the city gym here in consonance with the 2015 Women’s Month Celebration, Cerilles said “it is very crucial for women to decide freely and responsibly for the future of their children.”

This year’s women’s month celebration carries the theme, “Juana, Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Isa, Ikaw Na!”

A five-minute video clip entitled “A mother, A daughter and A pineapple,” which featured an extremely poor, uneducated and single mother selling pineapple to feed her only child, was shown on a giant screen before the participants.

The story told of a mother who taught her daughter how to peel and cut the pineapple before she would sell it in the market. The daughter was also taught certain strategies to make her pineapple saleable like making a pineapple ice cream.

The mother also advised her daughter to observe marketing techniques of fellow vendors in selling their products.

Cerilles then told the audience of the three important lessons from the story: first, the mother was setting herself as good example; second, she taught her daughter on how to be resourceful, creative and innovative; and third, she taught her child to solve her own problem.

“I hope that you will internalize the message of the video for you to replicate what the mother did for her child,” Cerilles appealed.

“As mothers, it is our decision to give education and proper nutrition to our children for them to become responsible and productive citizens of our country for whatever the future of our children be mainly depends on our decision today,” Cerilles stressed

“We need to teach them little and basic things. We will let them experience, explore and solve their own problems to gain confidence and that when we are no longer living in this world they’ll be fine,” Cerilles concluded.

Zumba dance contest and the search for Miss Local Council Woman 2015 also highlighted the said activity. — FPG/GCC/PIA9-Pagadian City