By Masilo Malakwane
KESTELL – Days of bunking classes due to lack of access to sanitary towels will be a thing of the past for girls at schools in Intabazwe and Kestell. This after a Good Samaritan in the name executive mayor of Thabo Mofutsanyana, Constance Msibi donated sanitary towels on Monday.
She donated sanitary towels and hygiene packages to learners in both Nhlakanipho primary and Nkarabeng secondary schools earlier today as part of her back to school campaign drive.
“It is unfortunate that in a society where education has become the passage for tomorrow’s success, young women still remain at home for days because of a natural cycle of life,” Msibi said.
She told pupils at Nkarabeng secondary that they should not allow their background to determine their destiny.
“Girl children often become victims of elder men and succumb to peer pressure. The old myths that a girl’s future depends on her boyfriend, is non-existent,” Msibi lamented.
She also dismisses the notion that poverty and unemployment are the causes for girl child to surrender to slavery for wealthy men.
“We live in an era where the ideals of self-confidence and hard work are being instilled in the minds of young girls from an early age so that they can thrive and be equal participants in our society and the economy in the future,” she said.
She added that the municipality is committed to support educational sectors to focus more on strengthening the fight against the inequality at an early stage because it will assist the county to have a female President in future.
In appreciation Nkarabeng secondary school’s head girl, Lebohang Moloi said she fully understands and supports the executive Mayor’s ideas.
“We have a better shot of carving our future as future leaders in this country through education, because is the only path to assist us as women to occupy higher positions of responsibility” said Moloi who is an aspiring Chartered Accountant.