Women’s Month 2020 Celebration
In August , we celebrate National Women’s Month. This is an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements and the important role that women of all races and religions have played and continue to play in our society. As an organisation, we have a responsibility to ensure that no child is held back due to gender. We keep striving to ensure that all women in the organisation are empowered to be the leaders we need. One of the women that we recognize and appreciate at SOS Children’s Villages South Africa is our SOS mother Virginia Mpontseng Moloi.
She successfully applied to SOS after her pastor recognised her skills as a Sunday school teacher and recommended her to SOS. She started her career as an SOS aunt; performing her duties for two years at SOS villages in Ennerdale, Mamelodi and Cape Town before finding a home as an SOS Pietermaritzburg mother in 1998. She has been in the Pietermaritzburg village ever since – offering a dedicated term of service.
“I really enjoy being part of SOS. Thanks to SOS I was able to obtain my matric certificate and driver’s licence; and I was able to build a house and buy a car. I have finally obtained my National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW) certificate and I am very happy,” Mpontseng says.
We would like to say to women of SOS Children’s Villages SA and South Africa at large, be proud of what you have achieved. Let the achievements of those who went before you inspire you to unlock your own strength and motivate you to make a difference in your family, your community and your country.
Go out and celebrate the women that you are. Go out and make a difference this Women’s Month!