SAI International , successfully hosted, the International Youth Day, on November 20, 2021 on the theme “Everyone should be a feminist”. The virtual event had Schools from Australia, Japan, Uganda, UAE, Pakistan and India joining in.
The Keynote speaker was Catherine Nakabugo Founder and Executive Director of Direct Hand Foundation, an organization empowering rural young girls and women in MHM and entrepreneurial skills and we also run community libraries to empower girls in sciences in the districts of Wakiso and Buyende. She is passionate about girls’ education. Her topic was “Feminism around the World” with a focus on Uganda, her home country.
Karina Rothacker, Round Square Representative from Bishop Druitt College Australia, who have 12 students participating wrote “Thank you SAI International School for organizing a fascinating conference. Our students and I gained such insight. We loved the input from speakers from different countries. It has opened my eyes as to what it means to be a feminist. Thank you for the time, effort and professionalism that has been put into this event. All the student Baraza leaders were tremendous.”
The closing session concluded with a presentation by each Baraza, a calligraphy lesson in Japanese and Hindi and finally the announcement of the Logo Competition on Feminism. Each participating school prepared a logo on the theme of feminism and were judged based on aesthetic design and creativity.