Umzumbe hosts young women at gala dinner

2015-09-03 06:00
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Tilana Ndlovu speaks to the young women about the importance of education.

PHOTO: precious gumede Tilana Ndlovu speaks to the young women about the importance of education.

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UMZUMBE Municpality and the Esayidi­ TVET held a gala dinner at Desroche’s Hotel in Margate, which was part of the municipality’s women’s seminar on Saturday. The dinner hosted many activities where young women were told about the importance of education while others showcased fashion items designed by the youth of Umzumbe and Hibiscus­ municipalities.

Tilana Ndlovu from Esayidi said its important for a young woman to have a mentor­.

“Having a mentor helps by having someone you look up to.”

Ndlovu said a young lady should always set goals in life and be visual in order to be successful.

She said the problem that women face is that at times they feel overdressed and over-healthy and always compete against each other.

“As a young woman you should have confidence, you can never be overdressed, over-healthy and definitely never over-educated,” she said.

Umzumbe deputy mayor Cllr Mweshe said this is the fourth young women’s seminar hosted by Umzumbe in celebration of Women’s Month.

Mweshe said its their responsibility to groom the young so that they take over and live in an era where there is no poverty and where they can stand on their own.

Mweshe also touched on illnesses that the youth are not aware of and who are turning a blind eye on.

“I would like to encourage you young women to get checked for diseases such as cancer especially as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” she said.

Mweshe said such illnesses do not only affect the old, but the young as well.

Young designers then took the red carpet and showcased various garments

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