T4T doing it for the girl learners

2018-09-27 06:00
 T4T’s Mihlali Heber and Sibulele Balakisi mingle with Oscar Mpetha High School’s Grade 9 learners after taking delivery of the toiletries.PHOTOs: SIYABONGA KALIPA

T4T’s Mihlali Heber and Sibulele Balakisi mingle with Oscar Mpetha High School’s Grade 9 learners after taking delivery of the toiletries.PHOTOs: SIYABONGA KALIPA

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Oscar Mpetha High School’s grade 9 learners, in Nyanga East, received a gift of toiletries from Today4Tomorrow(T4T) on Saturday.

The organisation is made up of students from the University of the Western Cape, who doubles-up as tutors to the learners, also providing mentorship and career guidance to them.

Cikizwa James,15, a learner, said the toiletries will do her a lot of good to her confidence amongst peers.

“This will help me a lot now ... I won’t be ashamed to be around other learners, I will fit in with others,” she said.

She added that not all of them can afford to buy toiletries, which is a necessity for children her age.

Nwabisa Mlandu,14, said T4T was very helpful , not only because they gave them toiletries, but towards which subjects to choose for their careers and what to expect when they get to university.

“They inspire us a lot. From the way they treat themselves and they also share their stories and experiences on university life,” she said.

Mlandu said she does not know what to expect when she goes to university, but with the help of the organisation, she has an idea of what awaits them.

She said she would love to study towards a medical degree, so she can help others and try change the situation at home.

T4T’s Mihlali Heber said they came up with the idea of the organisation in 2017, based on the concept of social wellness.

She said they aim to collect toiletries, sanitary towels and food parcels. “We are also trying to get them to feel confident in who they are so they can compete with their peers,” she said.

She said they are also trying to get other university students in the country to do the same.

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