Education Department launches International Day of the Girl-Child

The Mpumalanga Department of Education in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education, Imbumba Foundation, Old Mutual Foundation ,Old Mutual Insure, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Love Life and Brand South Africa launch a programme to celebrate the International Day of the Girl-Child at KaMhola Secondary School in Barberton yesterday.

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“The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges our girls face on a daily basis as well as to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights and potential. The programme also seeks to empower the girl child on a range of issues from right to a safe, educated, and healthy life during their critical formative years.”

The Imbumba Foundation through their Caring4Girls Programme has led from the front to elevate the plight of the girl-child by promoting a programme to distribute sanitary towels, teaching girls about healthy lifestyles and to ensure that a girl child fully benefits from the schooling system.

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The Imbumba Foundation Eyethu Scholars will be assisting grade 12 learners to apply for university admissions and for bursaries in particular the National Financial Aid Scheme.

Today the team will visit Portia Shabangu Secondary School.

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