Pune: Hope for the Children Foundation(HFCF) in partnership with 4 Points by Sheraton celebrated Women’s Day on 9th February, 2015 at The Maratha Hall, Four Points by Sheraton.
The function was attended by MsAnaida, famous Indian pop singer and goodwill ambassador of HFCF, MsCorinaBertile Manuel, Regional Editor, FeminaMagazine, MsLalehBusheri, CEO of Prashanti Cancer Centre Mission, MsSapnaJairam, Sales Director, Four Points by Sheraton and MsRituGoyal Harish, freelance journalist and writer, the staff of HFCF and 85 women beneficiaries of Atmanirbharta, HFCF’s vocational program for women.
On the occasion,MsCaroline Audoir de Valter, the Founder & Managing Trustee,HFCF spoke about the efforts put in by women, especially single mothers, in bringing up children and ensuring a good education and future for them.
Mr Joe Periera, Floor Manager, and Ms Sapna Jairam, Director Sales, Four Points by Sheraton, shared their views on women and their intrinsic strength. Ms.Corina Bertile Manuel, Regional Editor,Femina Magazine, addressed the gathering and spoke about the importance of educating women. MsRitu Goyal,Freelance journalist and writer spoke about the multiple roles of women and how it is important for women to educate their sons to treat all women with respect.Ms Laleh Busheri announced a free-breast cancer check up for all the women beneficiaries and also demonstrated a short technique to check for breast cancer. MsJairam shared her personal story and emphasised how her working mother had never let her know that her father was in between jobs for five months.
A short video of HFCF’s journey through the last nine years was also played. Cheques were issued to nine new women beneficiaries under the microfinance program. The beneficiaries of the Office Management program conducted by HFCF were also felicitated by Ms Caroline and MsAnaida.
It was an inspiring afternoon, with women in all their true shakti.
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