Jeppe College donated sanitary pads to ten schools in Soweto as part of their Women’s month celebration.
The women’s day celebratory event was held at Jeppe College in Johannesburg CBD last week Thursday.
Present was the college’s Principal Negue Comlan, representatives from Gym Company, Herbal Life and school teachers from Soweto.
Comlan extend his gratitude to those in attendance.
“Schools that are present include Sekano-Ntoane Secondary, Vhuwani Secondary School, George Khosa Secondary School, Matseliso Secondary School, Emshakantambo Secondary School, PJ Simelane High School, Jabulani Technical School, Siyabonga Secondary School, Thulani Secondary School and Mcube High School”, said Comlan.
A keynote speaker from IT Master Natanya Pillay recited a motivational poem to students and everyone who was present. Pillay said, “For one to achieve their dreams, they need to focus, know what you want and work hard. The situation people come from should not determine the future. What is your purpose in the world and follow the passion. Overcome the circumstances and believe in yourself. Fix what you encounter and you can succeed. The mindset determines the action”, she said.
She added there is more to love and one should stop following people who destruct them.
Comlan said 100 girls got sanitary pads and want to celebrate women who took part in the struggle and fighting for South Africa from oppression.
“We are also using the occasion to donate sanitary towels to girls which are from different schools in Soweto. Each girl goes home with sanitary towels. We chose schools in Soweto as it is the location that is close to our hearts, it is historical, part and parcel of South African history. We also target disadvantaged people and give back to the communities. This is the project pilot starting this year and from today, on the eve of women, we will organise this kind of forum and celebration”, said Comlan.