Kefentse Mukhari, a young activist from Hammanskraal, has joined forces with key role-players to change the lives of marginalised people in his community by launching a fundraising campaign for sanitary towels.
Kefentse Mukhari is a former Student Representative Council (SRC) president who was also central to the historical #FeesMustFall movement. He is also a social activist who loves his community of Hammanskraal. He started an events management and marketing company called Makhandeni Events (Pty) Ltd.
Makhandeni Events has entered into partnership with Jubilee Mall, Ayana Magazine, Vanguard Styles, Orange Juice and Smarts Cups as well as Gheleza Afrika, to launch a campaign that will fund the distribution of sanitary towels in his community.
Mukhari views the aforementioned companies as more than mere donors, but also ambassadors as he further explains that they have about ten ambassadors who are actively engaging with potential donors on a daily basis from Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
Kefentse launched the 25 000 Sanitary Pads Drive on Freedom Day, 27 April 2019, with the aim of raising enough money to purchase 25 000 sanitary pads. The pads will be donated or distributed to about 25 schools in and around Hammanskraal to commemorate 25 years of democracy.
“Since the start of the launch, the drive has been able to raise at least 900 packs which cost more than R10 000. The response has been really positive, people are responding positively to the drive,” said Mukhari
Mukhari told Political Analysis South Africa (PASA) that they will be visiting Lehwerend Secondary School in Kanana, Hammanskraal, on Thursday,11 July 2019, observed as Nelson Mandela Day and will be accompanied by Imbumba Foundation, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Huawei to donate dignity packs to girl learners.
“We would like to make a clarion call to all stakeholders of society to support and donate to this drive and help us celebrate our hard earned democracy by dignifying an African girl learner,” said Mukhari
Those who would like to donate may contact Kefentse Mukhari on 074 332 9848.