Restore a girls dignity, donate sanitary pads!
- Fundraising ladies tea party on the cards
- Supermodel, Kaone Kario is guest speaker
In a bid to restoring dignity to the girl child, the Dignity Foundation will be hosting its third annual Ladies Tea party slated for the 22 April, 2017 at the Wheelbarrow gardens under the theme ‘An Afternoon
with Dignity’. This year’s entry ticket priced at P500 purchases a box of sanitary pads, which will be donated to deserving girls in schools around Botswana. According to Mokgadi Nteta from Dignity Foundation, people have come to know the tea party as a signature event for the Foundation, and it has grown in popularity over the past two years. “The tea party is synonymous with a good time in the name of charity. In exchange for this donation, revelers benefit from sumptuous goodies, fun activities, fashion show, pampering, freebie gifts, photo opportunities with celebrity guest speaker and a whole lot of fun,”
said Nteta who also revealed that this years guest speaker is supermodel Kaone Kario who will also be modeling a Mothusi Lesolle’s designer dress which will be auctioned at the event.
She further said in its first year, the tea party was a much smaller event of about 100 people and they managed to raise about 50 boxes of sanitary pads. However in its second year the event experienced a significant growth and was able to raise 80 boxes of sanitary pads which were distributed to Bokamoso CJSS and Moses Mengwe CJSS in Maitengwe .
“What happens is the guidance and counseling teachers identify children in need. A form is filled and that child has a lifetime supply of sanitary pads from us, which is why we have this event each year. On average we give each girl child 2 packets each month,” she revealed.
She pointed out that one of the challenges they are facing was struggling to get a quick response from the benefiting schools. “We intend that there should be no girl-child in this country, who suffers the indignity of missing school due to not having sanitary pads.”
The public is encouraged to make donations at bins located at Cafe Dijo, as well as Hair Solutions in Gaborone. They are trying to raise 10,000 pads per month