Reducing the negative impact of poverty can only be achieved by developing critical skills that create the future leaders of our country, increase job creation and contribute to economic development.
It is for this reason that Tsebo established a Women’s Trust, called the Tirhani Trust, through which it contributes towards advancing the development of women in South Africa. With Tsebo’s support, our beneficiary partners are able to empower young girls, fund small women owned businesses and upskill women across South Africa to be active participants in the prosperity and growth of the economy.
One of the Trust’s beneficiary partners, the DreamGirls Academy, promotes the enrolment and success of young women in institutions of higher education through its empowerment and mentorship by community role models and leaders. The programme further endeavours to create all-round wellness in teen girls focusing on areas such as life design, entrepreneurship, careers, health, spiritual wellness, etiquette, grooming and dignity.
DreamGirls South Africa was established in Johannesburg in November 2011 by a group of young female professionals determined to make a difference and have a lasting impact on the lives of marginalised teen girls. Through the Tirhani Trust, the group has actively supported the upliftment and empowerment of young women through education.
Through this partnership, Tsebo Solutions Group seeks to drive education amongst young female learners and actively support the upliftment and empowerment of young women through education by launching the DreamGirls Bursary Fund which saw three tertiary education bursaries awarded to students for 2018.
On the 7th of July, Dream Girls Academy hosted their Alumni Conference and Disebo Monama, Group Transformation and Diversity Director at Tsebo Solutions Group, represented Tsebo at the event as an expert panellist.
She said, “We are proud to have DreamGirls Academy as one of the beneficiary organisations of the Tirhani Trust. Through our support and contribution, the organisation is able to access grants as a registered entity and can focus on empowering and mentoring teen girls across South Africa.”