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Imbali Legacy Project founder empowers school in the Eastern Cape

By Stella Sigcau

5 April 2017

Prominent Durban-based businesswoman, lawyer, social entrepreneur, leadership coach and founder of the Imbali Legacy Project Ms. Thulisile Mhlungu, who is also the accredited British Council Leadership Facilitator, donated bags, panties, reusable sanitary towels and soaps to the female learners and hygienic products to the male learners of Ndakeni JSS on 31 March through her NGO Imbali Legacy Project.

Imbali Legacy Project is a community based initiative operating since 2011 in KwaZulu Natal whose main focus is to help young indigent girls from disadvantaged rural communities stay in school. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Mhlungu uses this project as a vehicle to empower young girls holistically. The project’s vision is to see poor children get quality education and an equal opportunity to compete academically. The Leadership and Mentorship programs of this project ensure a long-term result of an empowered girl child with a better future.

The event was attended by representatives from the Department of Health, School Governing Body, Community Leaders and community members, Members of the Royal family, Lwandlolubomvu Traditional Council members, iNkosi ENkulu Jongilanga Sigcau who is also the Head of Lwandlolubomvu Traditional Council where the event was hosted as well as Princess Stella Sigcau II, Director of the Nkosi Ntsikayezwe Sigcau Foundation who co-ordinated the visit.  

Ms. Mhlungu is the recipient of the Queen Mamjoli Sigcau Award (an Award that recognizes young women who have distinguished themselves nationally and internationally as leaders in various fields) during the Mpondo Culture and Heritage Festival 2016.

Her assistance to the school will also be in the form of a roll out of sanitary towels until September when she hands over to the 2017 recipient of the Queen Mamjoli Award during the Mpondo Culture and Heritage Festival which will be held on the 9 September in Ntabankulu.

She was accompanied by her husband Dr Mhlungu who is also a well-known published author of “Your Health and Wellness- Your best asset” who also works in partnership with her on community development projects through the Imbali Legacy Project.  This also to empower in particular rural girls, who must not miss school because of the lack of sanitary towels. These reusable sanitary towels have a life span of five years and are washable.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Mhlungu in his speech committed himself to working with other business people to help empower the rural communities to contribute to the government’s vision of a better life for all. They have previously worked with the schools in Kwazulu- Natal.

Ms Mhlungu invented these washable sanitary towels with a group of six female Doctors having been moved by the fact that some girls from poor backgrounds in particular in the rural areas missed school because they couldn’t afford sanitary towels.

Dr Mhlungu held empowerment workshop with the boys of Ndakeni JSS, whilst Ms Mhlungu held empowerment workshop with the girls of Ndakeni JSS.

Ndlunkulu Nombethe Sigcau who works with communities on various rural development projects thanked the guests and emphasized the importance of moral regeneration and young people valuing themselves, prioritizing education so that they become the best African leaders of tomorrow.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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July 2017 Edition

 
 
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