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Thursday, August 2, 2018


(Indwangu Fashion Show 2017, Ntlonipho Jalubane)

Fashion meets compassion as Wild Coast Sun assists young girls

Buoyed by the overwhelming response to the inaugural Indwangu Fashion Extravaganza in 2017, the Wild Coast Sun once again brings fashion with to the fore in August this year. In association with the Walter Sisulu University, this event, at the Wild Coast Sun, serves to showcase the talents of young designers while highlighting the impact of poverty and access to personal hygiene items on young girls all over South Africa.

Through the 2018 Indwangu Fashion Extravaganza show and cocktail after party, funds will be raised to distribute sanitary towels and personal hygiene items to school girls in nearby communities to empower them to continue attending school during their menstruation, and restore their dignity.

“A lot of schools in poor communities, like the ones in Zone 5, are faced with a high rate of absenteeism from teenage girls when they are menstruating, due to the fact that they cannot afford sanitary products. Some girls are forced to use unsafe methods to deal with their menstruation. We hope to alleviate this problem and show them that they can continue with life as usual,” says Mawande Genu, the Wild Coast Sun’s PR and Promotions Coordinator.

Because Wild Coast Sun believes in the empowerment of women and also fully supports education based projects, it will host this event on August 25, 2018, helping a lot of young girls stay in school.

At last year’s fashion event, sanitary towels and toiletries to the value of R38,000 were distributed amongst over 300 young girls from the Ebenezer Junior Secondary School in Bizana.

“We are situated in the rural areas, and thus see major poverty around us.  We want to bring about change here, and aim at then positively impacting women beyond the borders of our community.”

The aim of this year’s glamorous event is to reach 3,000 school girls and bring about awareness to over a million people by means of a powerful awareness campaign, involving very influential public personalities, their conversations and posts about this and various other marketing activities.

Indwangu Fashion Extravaganza takes place at the Wild Coast Sun on August 25, 2018. Tickets R350 pp and R600 per couple booked through Computicket and Computicket outlets.  The event starts at 18h00 and ends much later.  Dress according to the theme which is Vintage.