The 11th of October is International Day of the Girl child. To mark this momentous occasion, here is a list of some local celebs who are leading the path in their respective careers while also giving back to young girls and their communities.
In 2016 Bonang announced that she was starting the Bonang Matheba Bursary Fund to give deserving students the opportunity to study at Boston College. Earlier this year, she announced 10 girls who received the bursaries after writing letters to motivate why they deserved to be selected.
Thando launched the #MakeItStop Campaign in an effort to stop violence against women and children. Not stopping there, in 2014 she launched her Women’s Day Netball Challenge which raises funds for abused women’s shelters.
R50 000 raised at this years #TTWDNC towards Nissa Institute for Women Development …a HUGE thank you to all our amazing sponsors who helped make this event a success…thank you to all the ladies that took part and celebrities who backed the initiative up…and huge thank you to my amazing team couldn’t do it without you ❤️❤️❤️…next year even bigger and better 🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊🎊…check out all the action on the link in my bio 😘😘🦅🦅
As a PUMA ambassador, Nomzamo is part of the Do You series that challenges women to take ownership of their bodies and situations.
I didn’t show/tell them what was in my hand. I simply asked, “if I had your ULTIMATE DREAM in my hand. Your greatest desire, what would you do…” Teach girls about being BOLD and FEARLESS in chasing after their dreams! To remove themselves from the crowd and be steadfast! #DoYou #PUMA #DoYouSeries #700Girls #MadeInAfrica
Fix runs the Fix Scholarship in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science, a social entrepreneur scholarship. The scholarship is for aspiring social entrepreneurs who want to gain entrepreneurial skills.