Story By Patricia Modiga
It is a well-known fact that a female child from disadvantaged backgrounds ,can miss up to 3-7 days of school per month because of not having sanitary pads.
Madidi Foundation was started in January 2019 but it was registered with the Department of Social Development on the 20th of March 2019.The founder and chairperson of the NPO is Pontsho Mangolo and the NPO has six members including her.
They donate sanitary pads to schools around Madidi and they rely on donations to buy sanitary pads for young girls that cannot afford them.
“Our mission is to raise winners, leaders and the vision is to alleviate poverty amongst the less privileged by building a better tomorrow for all of us,” said Mangolo.
“I knew I had to do something for the upcoming winners and leaders by encouraging and empowering young girls within our community,” added Mangolo
They are currently relying on sponsors for funds.
“The community can help by giving us the information in terms of how we can get sponsorship, sharing our page in order to be recognized out there or they can simply donate the toiletries, offer to take some of our best leaners to varsity especially those who come from poor backgrounds.”
“We help young leaders by giving them hope that anything in life is possible, you can be whoever you want despite where you come from;Your current difficult circumstances do not determine who you are,” she said.
Mangolo concluded by saying “By helping someone won’t make you lose your job ; in fact , it will open more doors for you, lets help our youngsters.”