Finfind Supports Soweto Students at Supreme Girls Leadership Academy

Finfind offered support to the Soweto Branch of Supreme Girls Leadership Academy. This initiative was the first girls-only conference for Soweto youth.

Helen Mthembu, CEO of Supreme Girls explains: “Over 100 girls joined us at the Joburg Library; Indaba Room, for an educational and motivational day. Most of the girls were selected from Sizanani Primary School in Dube, Mncube Secondary in Mofolo North and Emadwaleni Secondary School in Orlando West.

All these girls have been attending our Supreme Girls Academy throughout the year and have grown into confident ladies in such a short space of time. Sessions have covered Rights, Responsibilities, Community Development, Education and Personal Development.”

Maxine Dladla, co founder of the Manana Foundation spoke to the girls about serving your community.

Supreme Girls Leadership Academy

Ms Mthembu explained that Supreme Girls Leadership Academy’s aim is to teach, uplift, empower and inspire teenage girls to make smart choices and become confident, capable and self-reliant young women.

Finfind CEO, Darlene Menzies, was delighted to be able to offer support to this incredible initiative along with other companies such as Douglasdale Quality Dairy Products, Joburg Market, Show Time and Siyazenzela Trailers.

“Industry stakeholders need to support each other and offer one another ‘a leg up’ wherever possible. Supreme Girls, which aims to equip girls to become change makers and raise a generation of bold and fearless leaders, is a space of empowerment. We are delighted that we could contribute to this,” says Menzies.

So Much Opportunity for South African Women

For Menzies, who has been nominated as one of the top inspiring women in South Africa and named one of Africa’s best women in technology, this is an incredibly positive initiative. She says, “There is so much opportunity for South African women, who can truly contribute to local economy and business. However, we need to give them the tools and the support to succeed. It’s initiatives like Supreme Girls that make this possible.”

In order to grow this initiative, and to ensure a successful Supreme Girls Leadership Academy resuming in February 2018, an appeal is being made to both to assist in providing the following:  Any perishable or non-perishable items for meals (workshops on Saturdays), a Mandela Day Event partner and a conference partner and/or sponsor for a venue, transport, food and goodies.

The Academy also needs T-shirts, sling bags, A4 books, a screen with a stand, projector, laptop, camera, chairs and foldable tables.

Students attending the Supreme Girl’s Leadership Academy in Soweto

 

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