Listen Live Upload

Good Morning Angels: Keep a girl child in school for 6 months

It is in our hands. Mandela 100 Sanitary Towel Drive. R67 can help a girl stay in school for the rest of the year.

Martin Zelda Breakfast
YouTube

BACKGROUND: 

 

One in three school girls in South Africa, stay home for up to four days a month because they cannot afford sanitary towels.

This impacts severely on their dignity but also their ability to successfully finish their basic education, which in turn feeds the cycle of poverty they were born into.

It is unthinkable that something as basic as access to sanitary towels can still have such a devastating impact on the future of thousands of South African girls - but it does. 

We invite you to help us break this cycle of poverty, by participating in our Mandela 100 Project: Keep a girl child in school for 6 months - donate R67.

On 18 July 2018, former president Nelson Mandela would have been 100 years old. 

International Mandela Day is all about celebrating the birth of this world peace icon and father of democracy in South Africa, giving us the opportunity to keep the Madiba-legacy alive.

To mark this very special day, we will be answering Madiba’s call to take the future in our hands by being of service to those who need it most. He asked us to do 67 minutes of community service - one minute to represent every year Madiba himself was in service of the people of South Africa.

With your help, we want to assist school girls in poor communities.

YOU  CAN HELP:

 

By donating R67,00 you can fund the sanitary towel needs of one school girl, for six months.

We will make sure that your donation gets to its intended recipient.

We have partnered with Mimi Women and Mimi Pads, an upliftment project for women, to manufacture, supply and help us distribute sanitary towels to school girls in need of assistance.

 

BANK DETAIL:  Good Morning Angels Bank Account

Account Name:  JACFM GMA

Bank:                  FNB

Account:             62411883590

Branch Code:     255005

Reference:         Mandela100

 

Some amazing women have already done great work in addressing this reality in South African schools:

 

Meet: 23-year old Saokga Mogotlane 

Saokga Mogotlane is a auto engineering apprentice, finishing her honours degree this year. Saokga knows what its like to grow up in a poor community. She has seen it growing up in her own school in Mamelodi: girls too embarrassed to come to school because they cannot afford sanitary towels. Others use socks or newspaper. She decided to do something about this, to help school girls stay in school, throughout the month without embarrassment or discomfort. Saokga last year collected R35 000 worth of sanitary towels and distributed it to school girls in need as far as Limpopo and Mpumalanga.  

 

Meet: Ramona Kasavan from Mimi Women 

 

Ramona Kasavan is a social entrepreneur, with a passion for bettering the lives of women. That’s why she started Mimi women, a Level-1 B-BBEE organisation focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through the education, employment and upliftment of women. Mimi is more than sanitary towels: its a job creation opportunity for women, while educating and assisting the new generation. 

 

Meet: Zelda la Grange: Bikers for Mandela Day

Zelda was Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant for 19 years. She was instrumental in creating International Mandela Day to be celebrated worldwide on 18 July since 2009. Zelda has been organising Bikers for Mandela Day since 2010. This year, there will be two mass bikers’ rallies: Cape Town to Paarl on 14 July and Johannesburg to Pretoria on 15 July. Anyone can join in. The entry is: Sanitary Towels. Find details here

 

Show's Stories