After raising over R7 000 to purchase sanitary towels for less fortunate female learners in rural schools through their initiative called ‘Bereka Mosadi’, five caring learners enrolled at Capricorn High School donated the goods to 908 girls last Thursday.
The beneficiaries are enrolled at Monapanape Primary School, Molepane High School and Ngwana Matlang Secondary School in the Sekhukhune District. Bereka Mosadi is formed by Tsebo Sekole (founder), Mahlogonolo Nkadimeng, Sagale Sodi, Mahlatse Talane and Refiloe Phala.
The group hosted a Doek Day drive at the school last month where female learners had to pay R10 to wear headgear. These learners are assisted by the Office of the Premier employee responsible for Transversal Employee Health and Wellness Programmes, Tlakale Nkadimeng.
She said the donation was done in support of the initiative that started last year by the five brave female learners. She further indicated that the fundraised money is used to buy sanitary towels that are distributed in deep rural schools. Nkadimeng added that last year the initiative started at Lesetsi Primary School in Ga-Mphahlele. She reiterated that last Thursday’s drive was made possible by stakeholders such as certain financial institutions, Office of the Premier, Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality, FootprintSA, Department of Women in the Presidency, businesswomen Hunadi Mogwape, Sina Masemola and Rosa Ramaila and Mosebjadi Women Cooperative.
Nkadimeng emphasised that the receipients and their educators were over the moon and received the sanitary towels with big smiles. She applauded Bereka Mosadi for coming up with such an important initiative and thanked everyone who extended a helping hand to make the donation a success.
Story: ENDY SENYATSI