Being a powerful woman means that you create your own narrative. It means that you are strong enough to make your own decisions, to be free and to break the status quo that people have set up for women.
Who is this #remarkable woman ?
Bonang Dorothy Matheba (born 25 June 1987), is a South African television presenter, radio personality, businesswoman, producer, model and philanthropist.
Matheba launched the Bonang Matheba Bursary Fund in 2017 to help educate girls by paying for their tuition fees, stationary, and accommodation for those who are in tertiary institutions. As well as her fund, Matheba has also addressed the United Nations on the importance of prioritising girls’ education, and has leant her voice in support to Global Citizen campaigns.
“I believe that when you educate a girl child, you actually educate a community and you educate a family. As girls tend to become the head of the household, these young ladies pay their education forward; and an education is something that nobody can take away from you. It has a generational advantage and value.”
She was also invited to join African delegates and political leaders from across the continent to speak about global poverty and education at the 2016 World Economics Forum in Durban, South Africa.
In 2017, she partnered with the ONE Campaign in the fight against extreme poverty, and also successfully leads the #GirlsCount campaign.
The aim to provide 300 young ladies an opportunity to tertiary education by the year 2025.
Pic by Bonang Matheba.
Source Global Citizen, March13, 20
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