Former Footballer Turned Entrepreneur Brenda Mafunisa is Out to Make a Difference

Former women’s footballer turned entrepreneur Brenda Mafunisa is out to make a difference in society as her 1000 soccer boots and sanitary pads campaign for the Northern Cape Province aims to inspire confidence in young girls.

The campaign’s intended mission is to reach out to girls in the province that are somewhat overlooked and don’t receive exposure when it comes to sporting excellence.

Part of the campaign is to seek donations from corporates and professional soccer stars to bring a sense of closeness to role models of which the community can relate to and receive motivation to achieve and bring out their greatest potential , living amidst those who have become successful through sport.

Mafunisa welcomes donations, partnerships and sponsorships.

To support this worthy cause, please contact Brenda Mafunisa via e-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

Speaking with Rudene Hare, Mafunisa chats about the campaign and how people can help make it a success.

 

Brenda, thank you for chatting to us here at gsport. Please can you tell us more about the 1000 soccer boots and sanitary pads campaign for the Northern Cape Province?

The 1000 soccer boots and sanitary pads campaign was established to support girls in the Northern Cape province, particularly to inspire confidence in the young girls in the province.

As you may be aware that the Northern Cape is geographically the largest province in our country, however it’s a province that is somewhat overlooked and that doesn’t really boost exposure when it comes to sporting excellence.

With sport being a global language, the campaign’s intended mission is to reach out to girls in the province that aspire to be great however don’t have the necessary equipment, resources and support.

Part of the campaign is to seek donations from corporates and professional soccer stars to bring a sense of closeness to role models of which the community can relate to and get motivated to achieve and bring out their greatest potential , living amidst those who have become successful through sport and support sport.

For many years the story of young girls not performing to their greatest potential through sport or schooling has been narrated due to the lack of proper sanitary care. The campaign seeks to bring a sense of dignity and comfort to all females in sport to never miss a day in living and fulfilling their greatest potential because of these shortcomings and through our campaign, the girls of the Northern Cape and across the country should not justify this as a shortcoming but we need to over emphasise that sanitary care is right.

 

How can people get involved in this project?

People can reach out to us by sending us mail through to [email protected] / [email protected]

We welcome donations, partnerships and sponsorships.

 

Is there a closing date for this campaign?

No, there is no closing date, however once we have reached the targeted number we will be posting it on all our social media platforms.

 

What message do you have for corporate giants to encourage them to assist in the development of sport?

For corporate giants, I would like to say, our country is taking enormous strides in recognising the importance of an active society. A society that participates in sport becomes a safe space for the youth to develop and learn fundamental life principles from the communities they live in.

With investments of proper sporting facilities within our communities triggers so many positives. The youth will be focused more on sport than participating in social ills that may be detrimental to their development.

So, I would like to call on corporate giants to work with the government and take the step in assisting our communities with building sporting facilities that will become the communities sense of pride.

 

Lastly, what do you think can be done to close the visibility gap in women’s sport?

Women in sport without a doubt have proven to be more successful. Of recent, we have seen that women in sport have carried our country’s aspirations with achievements that are well documented in soccer, cricket, netball, etc.

Women in sport from South Africa continue making strides globally as a country to be reckoned with.

With more funding and support like our counterparts, the sport can immensely develop, we could see women regarding sport as a full-time profession rather than a part-time hobby.

Corporate giants and the public sector need to rally behind the support and visibility of women in sport with the same vigor and commitment given to male sport. We should be establishing women in sport zoned facilities in our townships, schools etc.

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: Former women’s footballer turned entrepreneur Brenda Mafunisa is out to make a difference in society as her 1000 soccer boots and sanitary pads campaign for the Northern Cape Province aims to inspire confidence in young girls. Photo: Brenda Mafunisa (Instagram)

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