YLWH semi-finalists in ‘sanitary’ initiative

2016-09-07 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Copesville Secondary School Grade 11 girls (from left) Nonjabulo Ngubane, Bnsisiwe Mwali, Ayanda Ndlovu, Thulang Nomoka and Mbalenhle Msomi will be the recipients of the Sanitarty Towel Drive run by the Young Lady with Heart 2016 semi-finalists.

PHOTO: supplied Copesville Secondary School Grade 11 girls (from left) Nonjabulo Ngubane, Bnsisiwe Mwali, Ayanda Ndlovu, Thulang Nomoka and Mbalenhle Msomi will be the recipients of the Sanitarty Towel Drive run by the Young Lady with Heart 2016 semi-finalists.

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THE Young Lady with Heart (YLWH) 2016 semi-finalists will meet this week for interviews and an enrichment workshop at the Community Chest. The 20 young ladies, who have been selected for their outstanding service to their schools and communities, will also be challenged to partner with Community Chest for a “sanitary towel drive” at Copesville Secondary.

Copesville Secondary has been selected because of its high rate of absenteeism among the school girls who miss school during their menstrual cycle because they cannot afford this basic hygiene product.

The semi-finalists will take this challenge back to their schools and communities and collect sanitary towels for these girls. The public and businesses are also invited to participate in the campaign.

“The key to any successful drive is awareness, passion and innovation and this year YLWH has partnered with Lisa Jennings School of Dance to create a flash mob dance, which the girls will use to inspire the public to donate to their cause,” said organiser Lara Edmonds.

YLWH money tins, sponsored by Express Signs, will be given to the young ladies and also placed at Foodpak, Marcos Jewellers, Solé Salons and Spa and Minuteman Press.

The semi-finalists will visit the school on 24 September and meet 20 of the young ladies from the school and deliver the donations, gifts and teach them the YLWH 2016 flash mob dance.

The Community Chest challenge is to open your heart and fill the tin or bin, and a collection bin for actual sanitary towels will also be placed outside Pick n Pay at Liberty Midlands Mall.

The public, who challenge their office, friends and family to a drive and collection of sanitary towels, can drop their donations off at the Community Chest.

The drive ends on 22 October with the YLWH 2016 Awards Dinner at the Victoria Country Club.

- Suppllied.

To donate or for more information, contact Ursuhla Govender at 083 611 7733.

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