Engen Supports Caring4Girls At Tswelelopele. Over 2019, Engen is supporting 30 schools around the country to ensure that female learners are provided with sanitary towels during their monthly cycles. This month Engen and the Imbumba Foundation visited Tswelelopele High School in Itsoseng, North West.
Tswelelopele High School in North West is one of 30 schools to benefit from Engen’s R2.5 million cash injection to the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls programme.
Caring4Girls visited the school located in Itsoseng this month. To provide female learners with sanitary towel packs to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles.
Caring4Girls currently reaches 750,000 girls throughout South Africa. It aims to support 1 million girls in 2019 and 2 million by 2020.
Empowerment And Opportunity
Engen Corporate Social Investment Manager, Adhila Hamdulay stresses the value of education and how important it is to ensure that all young girls are empowered and have the opportunity to realize their full potential.
“We cannot thrive as a society if some of our female learners are left behind. This is why we are very proud to partner with the Imbumba Foundation and contribute to this very meaningful initiative,” commented Hamdulay.
Engen’s Head of Transformation and Stakeholder Engagement, Unathi Magida says it is important for Engen to actively support and take care of the communities in which the company operates.
“At Engen we strongly believe that a country which is educated is a country that will prosper. By supporting these young girls. We will ensure that their confidence and dignity is retained. That they never have to miss school because of their monthly cycle.”
She adds. “Most importantly, these girls will receive education and training around dealing with puberty, self-care and pregnancy avoidance. Aimed at boosting their confidence. Education is a key enabler to transform lives, which is why we are so passionate about this initiative.”
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Gavin Smith, Engen External Communications Manager, Gavin.Smith@engenoil.com Tel: +27 21 403 4312 Cell: +27 82 379 1700