MRS Globe Africa & Miss Queen International SA Visited Mamelodi- Celebrated Women’s Month

IMG-20180811-WA0021[1]MRS Globe Africa and an entrepreneur, Kididimetsi Tswai and Miss Queen International South Africa visited Lehlabile Secondary School in Mamelodi East on Friday, 03 August 2018 to motivate girls in celebration of Women’s Month. The school was hosting the House of Labron, which is an NGO that was introduced to the school by one of the learner, Dikeledi Moabelo.

“They are an NGO that deals with poverty alleviation in communities. So Mrs SA was invited by them to motivate the learners, especially the girl child. They also donated sanitary towels to the needy girls”, said the Deputy Principal, Kgoroshi Mashifane.

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He added that he is worried about most people including organisations supporting only the girl child because he believes that most of the times the boy child has got a lot of anger, under performs and struggle to cope with the demand of schooling, According to Mr Mashifane, a boy child needs motivation to succeed and help to deal with his anger due to absence of father figure in his life.

During the programme, the Founder of CEO of House Labron, Deekay Labron introduced the organisation, Miss Queen International South Africa, Lerato Malatjie also motivated the leaners as well as Dibungi Lesuba from Drug Free World   the school choir performed for the visitors. Boston Media House career Guidance, Boitumelo was there to speak to the learners about careers. Female teachers were asked to wear black and doek in celebration of the day.

By: Fortunate Machaba

 

 

What Does It Mean To Celebrate Mandela Day?

What Does It Mean To Celebrate Mandela Day?

Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Mandela Day? This will help you find out!

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Mandela Day is a day we celebrate every year 18 July (Nelson Mandela’s birthday) to honour him, not just us but the entire world. It is an international day in honour of Nelson Mandela. From Mandela Day campaign: “Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We’re asking you to start with 67 minutes. We would be honoured if such a day can serve to bring together people around the world to fight poverty and promote peacereconciliation and cultural diversity,” according to a statement issued on Mandela’s behalf.

To me, this day means to bring back positivity to the community.

Have a little tour with me and see what I did as well as others on that day. 

 

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Anglo-American bringing their best at children’s home. I helped catering ladies with preparing about 150 food packs for children at the village.

After that, it totally made sense why there should be this day. I honestly feel that we should do this very often, practice this every day and not just do positive things or bring back to the community once a year. Won’t it be amazing if you see what I will share with you just now very often? I’ll be thrilled!

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Ward 10 councillor and members of the community cleaning the schools in Mamelodi East.

It always pains me when I see the guys sleeping on the streets in my community without warm blankets and what you see near them is fire just to keep warm. I wish I or someone else could’ve donated some for them.

 

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Lehlabile Secondary School Students cleaning the library.

 

 

Some students from Lehlabile Secondary School took their initiative and cleaned the library at their school for Mandela Day.

 

 

 

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children playing soccer to entertain Pact SA visitors

 

Pact SA, Pick’n pay, Denlyn and Mahube and GSK organisation also contributed to Sediaba Sa Thuto dropping centre, giving children from unprivileged family food and school uniforms for Mandela Day.

 

This day is the most special day. I never considered going to the orphanages or school to help before but since I have been to many places on Mandela Day, I’ve seen how important it is. Don’t hesitate to help when you see someone in need and you see that you can help. Let’s help each other, develop each other if we can and improve our society. Stay motivated cheers!

By: Fortunate Machaba

SABC Interviews Mamelodi Students; UP

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SABC journalist, Obuseng Maluti interviewed student from Lehlabile secondary school about the Tjo!StoryFest program that took place at University of Pretoria, Mamelodi Campus on Saturday. Students showed more interest in the program and took part in community talks especially with SA Depression & Anxiety Group. The group brought one of their “service users” to share his story with the audience. The group discussed with the audience about drug abuse. The ex-drug user, 29 with a diploma had been using drugs for more than 10 years and he said that he want to change his life and start focusing on the future, making the right choices and doing good to the community. He added that students have to go to school with a purpose, knowing what they want to do with their lives and not just to attend school. “I’ve  learned a lot from the program, it helped me to grow. I didn’t know what we young people are going through in the community. I’m encouraged about what he’s doing, it is a good thing and he has to improve. For the fact that he has a diploma he should focus on the future”, said Katlego Boikanyo, a grade 11 student. Students were also able to share their thoughts about the topics that came up during the program. The topics were mostly about personal stories that are happening in the community. “Substance abuse is a hard thing to quit, but at the end of the day is the decision that we make, we just have to stay positive and not let peer pressure to take over us because it destroys us”, said the student, Koketso Moerane. He added that he’s going to take the message back to the community and make sure others does’t go through the same issue. He believes that the program helps them to help others. Most of the audiences believe that people who uses drugs started at an early age where they didn’t have enough education and guidance. It is believed that if children get education about drugs and get reasons why it’s not the right choice to use drugs it will help the issue to stop in future rather than to preach “SAY NO TO DRUGS” to children without explaining to them why.

By: Fortunate Machaba