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IDC climbers take on Trek4Mandela 2016 for Women’s Legacy Project

Some of the over 11 000 girls from IDC-adopted schools who will benefit from the donation of sanitary towels through IDC’s participation in the Trek4Mandela Challenge 2016.Some of the over 11 000 girls from IDC-adopted schools who will benefit from the donation of sanitary towels through IDC’s participation in the Trek4Mandela Challenge 2016.

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) divisional executive, Shakeel Meer and head of Corporate Social Investment, Tebogo Molefe will be participating in the Trek4Mandela challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This initiative, in support for Caring4Girls aims to raise funds for the Corporation’s Women’s Legacy Project.

The climb is inspired by the ethos of International Nelson Mandela Day; Take Action Inspire Change.

The IDC climbers will form part of a group who will summit the mountain on Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July.

SUPPORT FOR THE WOMEN’S LEGACY PROJECT

The IDC is taking part in the expedition for the second year in a row for the Women’s Legacy Project, an initiative championed by the CEO’s office. Launched in 2013, the IDC Women’s Legacy Project commemorates the strides South African women have made. It supports young girls in schools the IDC has adopted by distributing sanitary towels. By doing this, the young women are able to continue their studies without interruption.

The project aims to donate sanitary towels across all nine provinces at the IDC adopted schools, which are mostly located in rural areas. This project will help just over 11 000 girls over the next three years.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

You too can join the IDC climbers and employees to help these young women.

To get involved and support the initiative to keep the girl child in school, make a donation via SMS or EFT payment:

 

  1. SMS to “Shakeel” or “Tebogo” to 42513 to make a pledge of R30. Please note that will be no additional cost for sending the text message – only R30 will be deducted from your account.
  2. Should you wish to make a donation of more than R30, you can do so via an EFT payment.

 

Account holder’s name:                  The Imbumba Foundation Trust

Bank name:                                        First National Bank

Account type:                                    Cheque Account

Account number:                             6234 5136 677

Branch name:                                    Empangeni

Branch code:                                      220130

Reference:                                         Shakeel or Tebogo

Swift code:                                         FIRNZAJJ

 

BACKGROUND FOR TREK4MANDELA CHALLENGE

The IDC’s Women’s Legacy Project is a natural fit with the Trek4Mandela Challenge and Caring4Girls initiative.

Trek4Mandela began in 2012 when the Richard Mabaso of the Imbumbu Foundation overheard a conversation between his niece and his mother on the challenges young girls have with menstruation.

He decided to make a difference – to take action and inspire change – and set up the Trek4Mandela Challenge. Caring4Girls create awareness of the plight of girls in need in rural and poor schools during their menstrual cycles. It also encourages dialogues on issues of puberty and adolescence.

In 2015, girls learners from IDC-adopted school took over at the send-off event at O.R. Tambo International Airport on 13 July.In 2015, girls learners from IDC-adopted school took over at the send-off event at O.R. Tambo International Airport on 13 July.

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