Select Influential people in the country will take 8 hours each to experience the lives of local vulnerable mothers in different settings outside the comfort of their offices.
This will be in preparation for the 1st annual mother’s summit and red carpet dinner, organised by Gals Forum International (GAFI) in conjunction with the ministry of gender, labour and Social development.
"The summit is advancing the cause of mothers in promoting sustainable development in the country. It will be a platform of motherhood knowledge generation, experience sharing and networking aimed at galvanising support around the critical role mothers play in nurturing individuals into responsible citizens," a statement by GAFI reads in part.
"For many career people, we have relegated our mothers to the back office or archives. We are preoccupied with our jobs amidst our own families to care for. We tend to forget the women who made us....we have this one event to make our mothers feel special and loved by treating them to a red carpet dinner on May 14 at Silver springs hotel Bugolobi," the statement continues.
Meanwhile a pre-summit activity that will involve influential people experience the life and work of local vulnerable mothers for 8 hours outside the comfort of their offices has been launched as well.
The selected person will get involved in doing tasks and roles that vulnerable mothers do each day in a particular workplace or family and vice versa.
To kick start the campaign, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) deputy md, Geraldine Ssali was Monday morning deployed as guard at Lugogo Shopping mall.
- NSSF deputy managing director, Ms Geraldine Busuulwa Ssali. Photo by Abubaker Lubowa.