All Posts By Qhama Mbanjwa

Amaqhawekazi are keeping East London girls in school


Amaqhawekazi, which when translated to English means “Heroines”, is an organization built and run by a group of ladies who strongly believe in empowering the nation through the empowerment of young black girls who come from underprivileged homes. They collectively identify themselves as Amaqhawekazi. – Elungile Mbanjwa Amaqhawekazi is a community based organisation, our aim is to empower women, hence our tag line ‘empower a woman, empower a nation’. Our main initiative is based on pad drives, so what we do is we mobilize the community and get them to donate pads. We go and donate the pads to people who need them, mainly school girls. They were our main target for the year, to go in line with the hashtag ‘keep a girl in school’ – Monalisa Johnson In 2015, when I was in grade 11 there was a pad drive campaign called #PadDrive2015, it was started by a friend of mine, ...