Woman leads change

2015-07-28 15:41
The Robin Hood Fountain guest speaker Ndlunkulu  Thandeka Mkhize.
Photo: supplied

The Robin Hood Fountain guest speaker Ndlunkulu Thandeka Mkhize. Photo: supplied

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A woman of many caps, Ndlunkulu Thandeka Mkhize, is the wife of Chief Mkhize of Embo, a mother of three, a teacher at Curro HCA and a guest speaker at the Robin Hood Foundation’s Future Women of Africa conference which will take place on 29 July at CityHill Church in Hillcrest.

Mkhize is a woman of strength, grace and substance. On top of her duties as a wife, mother and teacher, she studies to further herself and sits on a number of committees with the aim of making an impact on the people in her community.

Her message to the conference delegates and young women of South Africa is and#034;there is always hope. No matter what your circumstance, there is hope’’.

The two-day educational conference, with line-up of amazing guest speakers and entertainers, is free. Over and above the knowledge which will inspire and ignite them, each delegate will receive a wonderbag.

The wonderbag was created by Sarah Collins to ease the impact of health, social, economic and environmental problems facing Africa and developing countries. Simply put, it enhances rural women’s quality of life by reducing time spent cooking. These women need less wood to feed their cooking fires and, in turn, they and their children do not inhale hazardous smoke and the risk of burns are reduced.

Wonderbag factories produce hundreds of them every day to meet local and international demand, especially as a percentage of the proceeds from each Wonderbag purchased is donated to the Wonderbag Foundation, helping them put Wonderbags into the hands of poverty-stricken communities.

Since the bag’s launch in 2008, over 700 000 bags have been distributed throughout Africa.

For more information on the Robin Hood Foundation’s Future Women of Africa conference, email Kim Griffith Jones on robinhoodfund@telkomsa.net

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