The Canadian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam hosted a High Tea Reception with girl students and women advocates and entrepreneurs at the Radisson Hotel in the capital on Tuesday.
The reception was held in recognition of International Day of the Girl Child, a day dedicated to celebrating the voices and power of girls, championing their rights worldwide, and reflecting on the challenges they continue to face because of their gender, which is celebrated every October 11, with this year’s edition marking 10 years of the celebration.
Girl students from private and public schools in the Sultanate joined Canada’s High Commissioner-Designate to Brunei Darussalam Ambra Dickie and Chief Executive Officer of Progresif Sdn Bhd Hajah Nurul Haniah binti Haji Jaafar as well as Founder of Impian Project Lailatul Zubaidah binti Haji Mohd Hussain.
The event provided conversation and mentorship opportunities between female leaders, and female students who show promise as the leaders of tomorrow.
Mentors shared their experiences, offered guidance, and took questions from students on how to succeed as a woman in their chosen careers.