Imbumba Foundation donates sanitary towels to schools in the Mpondo Kingdom
by HRH Stella Sigcau
3 December 2021
Imbumba Foundation donated sanitary towels to 6 schools in the Mpondo Kingdom. As part of the 16 days of activism programme Princess Stella Sigcau II who is the founder of the Khuthaza Ukufunda Initiative which promotes and encourages the culture of reading at schools, promotes education, creates awareness on GBV at schools and donations of sanitary towels requested Imbumba Foundation through its caring for girls programme to donate sanitary towels to the schools in the Mpondo Kingdom.
In attendance during the handing over of the donation at Mt Zion JSS and Mncwathi SSS in Mbizana were members of the governing body, officials of the school and representatives from the Traditional Council. Mr Clive Noconjo from the office of the Mayor of the Winnie Madikizela Mandela Municipality who commended this good initiative was also in attendance at both Schools. Nkosi Malindi of Mbotyi thanked the delegation for the donation on behalf of Mbotyi JSS on the 26th. On 27 November 2021 donations were made to Dumezweni SSS, Ntsikayezwe SSS and Mfazwe High School in Ntabankulu. Representing Imbumba Foundation was Mr Anele Khumalo.
As part of this program, Dr Avela Mayekiso, a Johannesburg based specialist and philanthropist donated hygienic products to the schools and educated girls on body development, menstrual hygiene education, opportunistic diseases and infection to lack of hygiene as well as on GBV.
Dr Avela Mayekiso and Princess Stella Sigcau II are members of the South African Royal Princess Network which was founded by Princess Stella Sigcau II which is an association of Princesses from South Africa who wish to make a difference in their communities, contribute to a better South Africa and fight Gender Based Violence.
The Imbumba Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by innovative social entrepreneur, Richard Mabaso in 2010. The Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls Programme was founded in response to the harsh reality that millions of girls in South Africa miss a significant number of school days and others drop out completely, due to lack of access to adequate sanitary protection and corresponding reproductive health education. The programme aims to give a voice to young girls, instill dignity and foster confidence.