Rahama Zakaria | Sanatu Zambang
Fatsu Garments and Design Institute on Saturday 10th December 2022 had its annual graduation ceremony at Redclay Studios to award certificates to the 2022 batch of students. Some of the students went through six months of training while others did a year course in fashion and design.
The date was intentionally chosen to climax the 16 Days of Activism as a drama was staged at the grounds to educate parents, graduates and community members in attendance to join the fight in ending sexual and all forms of violence against women and girls.
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The drama centred on the role a traditional leader can play in ending violence against women and girls. It also encourages community members to report cases and aid the police in getting justice for the victim. The day saw 18 students graduating while also showcasing their designs on the runway for parents, and guardians and inviting guests to witness their creations from what they have been taught in school.
Chairperson for the occasion, Hajia Alima Sagito, the executive director of Savannah Women Integrated Development Agency (SWIDA-GH) noted the importance of the fashion industry in contributing to the country’s GDP growth.
The fashion sector, she says can also help women to contribute to the upkeep of the home. She called on parents and spouses to help their wives, children, and sisters learn skills so they can be financially independent. Financial independence also plays a major part in ending sexual violence against women and girls.
CEO of Fatsu Garments and Design Institute, Madam Fati Sumuni called on the graduates to keep learning and adding knowledge to what they have acquired at her school. According to her, there is no stopping in acquiring knowledge in the fashion industry and her doors are always open to them should they need her help advancing their career in the field. She also took the opportunity to thank all invited guests for honouring the call to attend the graduation.