AT-KABUL: The French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) celebrated the International Women’s Day here on Sunday.
Around 100 female faculty members and staffers of the FMIC observed the day while highlighting achievements of women in different fields.
Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network for Afghanistan, Nurjehan Mawani, expressed joy over participation of many educated women in the event. She said the event is good example that the FMIC is committed to empowering women in Afghanistan.
She said the FMIC has achieved higher standards of performance from its female staffers through investment as well as by providing ample opportunities for growth and development. Mawani said that FMIC provides scholarships to female employees to encourage them to pursue advanced studies.
She encouraged women to continually follow up their dreams and use technology as well as opportunities for further growth.
It is pertinent to mention that the financial assistance offered by the FMIC has been availed by women working in various departments – at least ten female staff has opted to pursue bachelor and master’s level education in business administration. In a first for most Afghan workplaces, a child day-care centre facility is available for women with young children. A women’s group is now actively working at FMIC leading these activities. Out of its more than 644 employees, 127 are women working in all aspects of hospital care.