I’m passionate about empowering and educating the girl child! Coming from Africa, I’ve seen it with my own eyes how disadvantaged rural girls in particular are. While I believe both boys and girls should have access to an education, in most of these rural communities, girls are often made to stay at home either because there are no funds, or to help with chores, while boys go to school.
I love the work Camfed does in rural Africa believing that ‘When you educate a girl (in rural Africa), everything changes. She’ll be three times less likely to get HIV/AIDS, earn 25% more income and have a smaller, healthier family.’ Though never having faced the plight of rural life myself, I know that I am who I am today because I got an education. Education is foundation to empowerment and I believe when we start empowering girls at a young age, they grow up to become confident, impactful women!
As I celebrate my own milestone in life turning 40, will you help me change the life of 40 girls in rural Africa?
US$40 allows a girl to have a uniform for a year. So, do you think you can help me raise $1600? But because I like to do life in HD, I think we can also help these girls get all the supplies they need for a year of school with just an additional $15 per girl! So, HD-style, do you think we can supersize it and raise US$2 200 by 05 November 2019 to help a girl in rural Africa go to school in a decent uniform and with all the supplies she needs?
I like to think that I didn’t just come into this world to take up space and live a ‘me’ focussed life. My heart believes that to truly live is to look beyond oneself and see where we can positively impact and influence others’ lives - from those close to us in our personal lives to those we may never meet physically on our life journey but with whom we identify with as fellow humans.
Please read more to understand why I believe in the work CAMFED does. 10% of donations is reserved for admin while 90% of funds directly impacts the girls, and if you subscribe to them, you hear about the progress the girls are making so you actually see the results of how donations are impacting lives. I did my research on Camfed and in 2014 raised $6K for them by running the New York City marathon on their behalf - some of you also gave to this cause!
In the gallery below (viewed on iPad/laptop) are some pictures- Prince Harry visiting Camfed Malawi in September 2019; me running the New York Marathon to raise funds for Camfed in 2014; me addressing girls at Sans Souci Girls High School (Cape Town) 2015; Me addressing a group of young girls at Greenfield’s Primary (Cape Town); a post-presentation selfie with a group of Leaders at Sans Souci girls High, 2014.
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