27 girl children from adopted schools are being mentored by some of South Africa’s successful women leaders. On 29th May, the girls were introduced to their mentors and are in the process of an intense 12 month mentorship programme. Mentors include highly successful business women such as Cheryl Carolus, Nolitha Fakude, Joan Joffe and Phuti Mahanyele. Adopt-a-School Foundation board member, Yvonne Themba, is also among this group of influential women. “I am honoured to be a part of the initiative and I hope that I will be able to contribute in some small way to shape the future of my mentoree by listening to her life dreams and quietly giving her the confidence to pursue them.” Each girl was given a Samsung tablet and a Cell C 3G contract in order to connect with their mentors via skype.
“I learnt something from my mentor today: My success is in my hands – I must make up my mind that I want to lose it or I want to use the opportunity they are giving us, in order to be successful”
– Busisiwe Dumezani, King Shaka High School