Donate and change a girl’s life

2016-12-15 06:02
PHOTO: Vusi mthalane Miss Junior South Africa Regional Finalist, Akira Manawer urges business and the community of South Coast to support the Mimi Foundation’s sanitary pack drive.

PHOTO: Vusi mthalane Miss Junior South Africa Regional Finalist, Akira Manawer urges business and the community of South Coast to support the Mimi Foundation’s sanitary pack drive.

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NATIONAL finalist for the Miss Junior Teen SA 2017 Akira Manawer from Port Shepstone will take part in the national finals to be held between 4 and 8 April 2017. As part of the pageant’s requirements, the teens have to take part in raising funds for a charity and Manawer has chosen Mimi Foundation and Desk Bags. The foundation donates sanitary packs to girls from poor backgrounds.

Manawer said sometimes these girls miss school when they get their period because they have no money to buy sanitary towels.

“Some resort to using old rags and other things they are not supposed to be using,” said Manawer.

She said R180 is what is needed to supply one girl with enough sanitary towels to last her an entire year. She asks local business and the community to donate towards this drive.

“Its gives me great honour to assist underprivileged girls to retain their dignity and accept menstruation as a natural part of a woman’s life,” said Akira.

For information on donating and drop-off points, her mother Vasie Manawer can be contacted on 084 247 2483 or 0785122236

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