Climbing the corporate ladder isn’t always an easy experience. For many women, this feat is still quite hard to achieve. For those who do however, it becomes important for them to help other young women overcome hurdles they may be facing.
One such corporate champion is Maya Makanjee, Vodacom’s Chief Officer of Corporate Affairs. She, along with the Vodacom foundation provide support for an initiative called “Caring4Girls.”
This initiative is a drive to focus on keeping girls in school during their menstrual cycle.
A shocking statistic reveals that many South African schoolgirls who cannot afford sanitary towels miss up to 50 days of a school year.
Maya’s corporate dominion doesn’t end with Vodacom, as she also sits on the board of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
As part of a delegation that left South Africa on 13 July 2015 to start an expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro as part of #Trek4Mandela, Maya has sought to create more awareness of the plight faced by these young girls. In aid of the “Caring4Girls” initiative, the expedition seeks to raise much-needed funds towards the goal of making the lives of these girls easier.
#Trek4Mandela has to date changed the lives of over 10 000 girls and has distributed over 130 000 packets of sanitary pads since 2012.
Maya has been sharing her journey through her Sony-Xperia-sponsored M4 Aqua.
If you would like to make a difference in these girls’ lives, you can make a donation by SMSing “MAYA” to 42513 and donating R30.
Follow @MayaMakanjee and @Trek4Mandela on Twitter.