The wife of the President of the Republic, Nouneh Sarkissian, sent a video message to the event held under the title “We can! The Voices of the Girls’for their Empowerment” of the “Save the Children” international organization, within the framework of Dubai Expo.
As UNICEF High-Level Advocate for the Child Rights, Nouneh Sarkissian stressed the importance of realizing the right to education for women and girls. “Of course, women can play a leading role in governments and parliaments worldwide, but I think it is much more important to educate little girls and give them confidence,” she said.
Mrs. Nouneh Sarkissian told about the experience of writing and illustrating a book together with her 6-year-old granddaughter Savanna. “Creating this book gave her a lot of confidence. My suggestion to all teachers, parents, and grandparents is to do the same with the children in your families and schools, encourage them, give them strength and confidence,” she said.