By Prisca Manyiwa
Young people under Junior Chamber International Kwekwe chapter collaborated with Kwekwe golf club for a golf fundraising tournament during the weekend to assist the underprivileged girls in Kwekwe.
Speaking on the sidelines of the tournament, the executive vice president of JCI Sheunesu Mangwende said the initiative is meant to support economically disadvantaged girls in Kwekwe.
“We are collaborating with Kwekwe golf club for a tournament which we are hosting under the theme, ‘pad her up’
“This initiative is meant to raise funds to buy sanitary wear for the underprivileged girls in Kwekwe .
“We conducted a survey and we realized that girls are really facing challenges in acquiring sanitary pads such that they end up resorting to unsafe means.
“This is something we look forward to do annually because menstrual issues are not a once off thing so we want to give continuous support,” he said.
Mangwende further called for collaborative effort from different stakeholders and individuals in the society to also chip in and support the girls in order to protect them.
“We are calling for corporates, individuals and many other stakeholders to collaborate and take up this initiative to support and protect our girls in the society.
“One would realise that condoms are given for free but pads are sold so it’s really a challenge, ” he added.
The initiative was supported by SPAR and Tecno mobile company which gave awards to the best players of the tournament.