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Maximise Your Strengths, Be Your Own Rescue And Reach Lofty Heights’, Prof. (Mrs) Umukoro Charges Women


The Oasis Reporters

May 5, 2018

Prof. (Mrs) Julie Umukoro walking into church for an event recently.

Rural women in Ase Community got an unusual pep up as growth performance tonic from Professor of Semiotics and Performance Studies in the Faculty of Theatre Arts, University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Julie N. E Umukoro.
She was in her birthplace to advise the women not to downplay their strength and abilities in the pursuit of their life ambitions.

Ase community in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State got this morale boosting lecture from one of their own who left the community in pursuit of the golden fleece and came back home decades later, a professor in the University of Port Harcourt.

All that happened during the just concluded free medical care of Mission Africa (MA) – an international Non- Governmental Organisation which provides free treatment to rural communities in Nigeria- recently.

The academic traced the challenges faced by the African woman in developing countries to the high societal demands from the homefront and the  workfront, which places the woman, and creates the need for her to strive and struggle more in order to be at the pinnacle of her profession.
To Prof. Umukoro, it was enough proof to indicate that women are not the weaker vessels as claimed.

According to her, the African woman is of many parts, full of boundless energy and vitality, therefore, should not be seen as weak.
Prof. (Mrs) Julie Umukoro advised women to arm themselves with determination, keep faith with God and strive to be winners in all respects, intoning in her native dialect, “Woman, you are your own rescue”!

“Being your own rescue will, in no small measure, enable women to be significant, for you shall not be small”, she added to the roaring cheers of the audience.

The Professor extolled the sterling qualities of the Executive Director, Mission Africa, Mrs. Ndudi Chukwu, who she said, in her bid to ensure a sickness-free Nigeria has painstakingly taken free treatment to rural communities in Nigeria, against odds such as poor roads and less than suitable accommodation.

Mission Africa, according to the Don, defies the odds in a bid to ensure that people have access to free medical treatment. She prayed for more sponsors and the wherewithal for the group to reach out to more communities.


Greg Abolo

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