miss sa using her platform to raise funds for young girls

11 August 2017
Current Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is among the many celebrities who are using women's month as an opportunity to make a positive impact for South African girls.
 
The pageant queen is focusing her impact on educating young girls this month and she spoke about her involvement in Cell C's Take a Girl Child to Work Day:
 
"I believe education is the most important means of empowering women with knowledge, skills, self-confidence and social and economic status. These qualities enable women to become vibrant contributors to the economy and leading job creators in South Africa.
 
"The Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® is more than just an annual one-day event.
 
It's an ongoing movement with the long-term goal to raise funds and contribute towards tertiary education and training for qualifying girl learners from disadvantaged backgrounds.
 
It is this philosophy that drives me to use my platform as Miss South Africa 2017 to nurture the young women of our nation to become future captains of industry. I want every young girl child to dream, believe and achieve, by placing the power of education in their hands,"
 
Although Demi-Leigh's charity efforts haven't always gone down well with the masses, she's doing everything she can to assure her followers that she cares about the South African youth.
 
Here's to seeing many more girls make it to school around the country!
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