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WOMEN FORUM

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The Women Forum is a group of all Try Africa female members, established in February 2018 under the portfolio of the Executive Director in accordance with the dictates of section 16.4 (k) of the Constitution of Try Africa. This group is also known as the "Women of Purpose" and it serves the same with the Try Africa Gentlemen Forum.

Their main purpose is to promote youth empowerment specifically focusing on young women by conducting Career Guidance and Motivational Speaker Sessions which focus on behavioural change, cultivating the seed of hard work, responsibility and participation in community development. To attain such an objective, the Women Forum visit different High Schools and Secondary Schools and talk to all female learners and discuss different aspects of life which include, importance of education, leadership development, sexual reproductive health (SRH), children's rights and responsibilities among others

These help us to create a holistic individual who is informed to balance school work and extra-curricular activities. It enables these young people to be exemplary and contribute positively in their respective communities. Furthermore, one of their main programs is the Support the Girl Child Campaigns (SGCC) which encompasses most of the discussed above issues. Through this campaign they provide sanitary wear to underprivileged girls at the University of Limpopo and the surrounding communities. This program is girl centred and it is informed by the challenges young girls face every day and the Women Forum aims to bring a smile and a better environment for these girls to progress well in their lives.

To cover more ground towards achieving their goals, the Women Forum needs a strong finance muscle. Currently, they depend on the Executive Director's office funding and from their fundraising initiatives such as "Petty Trading" which target the University of Limpopo student populace. However, this is not enough to sustain their projects which require more. Therefore, any contributions from external partners willing to help is welcome for them to fulfil their mandate of creating a holistic individual and a better community for youths in South Africa and beyond.

The Try Africa Women Forum can be reached on the following contacts:

Email: women.forum@tryafrica.org

Tel: +27 15 268 3953

Office Cell: +27 81 490 0679

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