Pictured above is 18 year old Nokubonga with her mother, a matric student of Senzokwethu High School situated in Ntuzuma. I was introduced to Nokubonga by a very good friend of mine, Lungile. Lungile and I also matriculated at Senzokwethu. Knowing how young girls during my matric year would stress around the time for the Matric Dance. Remembering how they would all want to go and be part of the special and memorable evening but some couldn’t because of financial issues. Those thoughts gave me an idea, as a fairly influential blogger, I thought of using my connections to help a hand in need. So I spoke to a few people around me about the idea and they all thought it was incredible. I now had the idea, I just had to put one and two together and make it all happen. Lungile helped me find a girl who needed help with her matric dance and that’s how I found Nokulunga. I was in contact with her mother and asked if they could pay the fees to go and I would organise everything else. Nokubonga and her mother were thrilled to hear that I could help and I was even more thrilled that they appreciated my help.
Most of the stuff was sponsored and some I tried getting sponsorship for but failed, so I had to pay for them. I can’t express how thankful I am to all the brands that came on board and assisted me in making sure that Nokulunga feels Royal on her big night. I really appreciate it and I know that Nokubonga appreciates it more.
I am proud of myself for being able to put something like this together and I am grateful to have big brands believe in me. It means so much and I definitely will be doing similar initiatives in the future.