Womandla Sanitary Pad Drive is ON!

Cape Town – Womandla is collecting Sanitary Pads for Langa High School. This drive is intended to keep girls in school during their menstrual cycle.

Seven million school girls in South Africa don’t have access to sanitary pads because they can’t afford them. We as an organization are doing the best to service our community and could do a lot more with your help.

The government has been under pressure to zero-rate sanitary towels after it increased VAT from 14% to 15% in April last year. As of 1 April 2019, sanitary pads have been declared VAT-free in South Africa. This is a small victory for those who can afford them, but what about those who can’t?

Please assist us by collecting sanitary pads within your company, and dropping the donations off at Every Nation N1 City, Solly Smiedt St, Goodwood, Cape Town.

Alternatively, contact us here to collect!

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Womandla Career Expo

CAPE TOWN – Womandla will be hosting a Careers Expo in the Langa Community this May.

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We aim to expose the learners to various  careers and show them tools to succeed in high school and tertiary education and beyond from tertiary information, courses, loans etc.

We are dedicated to actively promoting Furthering Education and training in South Africa and providing learners with as much information as possible to make the right choices in life.

If you are interested in exhibiting your business, sponsoring or joining in on the action, please email us here!

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International Women’s Day

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE.

Happy International Women’s Day!

This year we are rolling up our sleeves and ticking every goal we have projected in providing sustainable, relevant  programmes in all spheres  within the technologies, media, skills development, mentorship, and every sector based to empower young girls to live out their destiny.

We are so excited to make a tangible difference in the lives of  girls and women and doing our best to expand our national and international footprint!

Stay Tuned!

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Mentorship Programme Activated!

We are so excited to launch our Mentorship Programme this year!

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Last year, we went on a search for passionate and successful women to mentor bright girls in the Langa community of Cape Town. Of the masses that took a keen interest, we decided on 15 ladies in Cape Town who will create and pilot our mentorship programme.

The response from the chosen High School learners and their parents, has been overwhelming! We will expose the young girls to various careers and vocations, assist in subject choice and support them as best as we can on their life journey.

We look forward to actioning our vision and mission which is to equip, inform and empower women in the African diaspora.

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Another one bites the dust!

Can you believe how quickly the year has gone by? 

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Looking back on 2018, we can say we have ticked many of the boxes we projected around this time.

Taking stock is something one should be doing throughout the year, just so you know you’re are still on track or that certain, unanticipated changes need to be made.

But with that said, we are so grateful for the strides we have taken.

We extended our team from one woman to five phenomenal powerhouses. Together we registered and launched Womandla as a non-profit organisation.

Our Instagram and Facebook pages have faired really well since joining at the beginning of the year and we hope to see continued growth in the future.

We have started a mentorship programme of 15 successful ladies who will take on the mentoring of young girls at a school in Langa Township. We also plan to do skills and development training for the community at large.

Our Director, Sam Gqomo, was chosen to represent the organisation and South Africa at the World Youth Forum in Egypt this November. This platform sends a message of peace, prosperity, harmony, and progress to the entire world. It engages youth from around the globe in an enriching set-up, allowing them to exchange views and recommend initiatives to decision-makers and influential figures.

In the year of 2019, we will add more activities and events to our portfolios.

A huge thank you goes out to all those who have financially supported us, shared our content and contributed time and resources to making this year a success.

Wishing you all an incredible festive season and prosperity for the New Year!

 

Education for World Change

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Our Head of STEM, Rumbi Maisva, chats about a subject close to her heart – Education. She developed a system with the aim of providing a low-cost E-Learning System for African communities in underprivileged communities, called The eRumbric Ubuntu Collaborative Learning System.

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The  project was previously said to work on the “Speak to Prof Ron System” on MXit that provides learners with Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI) related assistance. The proposed solution was to create an automated system that provides automated responses to learners’ questions where these questions were previously answered and reside in the database of the new system, while allowing learners to post new questions to the administrator.

The motivation for this project was to be actively  part of the solution that helps put education in the hands of children who are struggling and for them to get that support outside of school teachers where they do not get special attention.

This system was entered it into the Ericsson Innovation Awards and the Project was chosen into the Top 50.
The project was also entered into the Internet of Things Student Project Competition at the 7th ITEE International Conference and won third Prize.

Rumbi has since made progressive changes to the project so that it may be sustainable and widely used on popular platforms such as WhatsApp.

We are so proud of your ongoing work! Should anyone wish to assist in the work please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Congrats to our Director!

Congratulations are in order! Sam Gqomo, Director of Womandla, has been selected to attend the World Youth Forum in Egypt this November.

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Here she will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with youth around the world.

World Youth Forum is a platform built by promising youth. It sends a message of peace, prosperity, harmony, and progress to the entire world. It engages youth from around the globe in an enriching set-up, allowing them to exchange views and recommend initiatives to decision-makers and influential figures.

The forum is a chance for one to engage with top policymakers, network with promising youth from the region and the world that are determined to make our world a better place for everyone.

All the best Sam! We are so proud of you!

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