Eritrea: Women Forum Held in Manchester UK



On Saturday 30th September 2017, the National Union of Eritrea Women (NUEW) Manchester Chapter organized a forum on education, challenges / opportunities, families and youth to residents of the United Kingdom.

The speaker provide insight into the challenges and opportunities and share some real life case studies to discuss the most pressing issues which the community is facing today in the United Kingdom.

The aim of the event was to create an effective platform for communication and information sharing for existing and potential members of the communities.

Members of the NUEW and members of the community in Manchester enjoyed the event throughout the day with a positive and forward moving atmosphere, once again showing their unity by coming together and acting as one big family.

Ms. Segen Abraham, Chair of the NUEW Manchester Chapter presented the opening remarks by welcoming the participants and wishing the event a success.

Its aim is to start mobilizing Eritrean Communities towards the establishment of strong, viable and vibrant associations and to establish practical and formal links with institutions in UK.

Following a short introduction the event was kicked off with a presentation by Ms. Senait Tecle, share facts on the ground in building human capacity, challenges/opportunities and gave an insightful presentation on her experiences.

Many youth are suffering from high levels of stress because of the high demands from school, wanting to make their parents proud, fit in among friends,  be popular on social media, wanting to get external confirmation of that there are good enough, making time for extra activities, plan and worry for the future.

Most teens think that they are alone in this and are instead suffering in silence.

That is why we have decided to make a difference by sharing our experiences to inspire and help other families, members of the communities, youth and teenagers who are still struggling with the challenges.

As a motivational speaker,Ms. Senait Tecle spoke about modern youth stress and how teenagers can manage school stress, family stress, social stress and personal stress. She also share with parents how they can help and support their stressed out teens and how to prepare their children for the future.

She also gave a presentation on some facts and figures around the mainstream education process. She eloquently explained the challenges faced and the means used to overcome them, underlined the key role in developing skill transfer.

Ms. Senait Tecle said, the previous generation have done their part and now we want to do our best to support the new generation of the 21st century.

During the seminar, detailed current updates were given, various questions were asked and answered. According to the participants, the outcome of the seminar was enlightening and was one that gave an insight into the overall challenges on families and youth issues.

In addition to that, most of the participants expressed extreme satisfaction in the presentation both on content and delivery.

It was a fully attended, engaged and very successful seminar.