B-Square girls get ready for Amazing Race

The B-Square Foundation empowers 100 rural schoolgirls in Limpopo.

BUKUTA NKUNA

OVER 100 rural schoolgirls in Limpopo are geared for an Amazing Race to be held on Saturday, September 30, at Enable village in Ga-Sekororo – courtesy of the B-Square Foundation which aims to empower rural girls.

The B-Square Foundation is an organization that seeks to assist, promote and empower the potential of all village girls within the Mopani region. Since it’s a new organisation, it only operates in the Ga-Sekororo and Bolobedu South areas.

On Saturday, the organisation is hosting its second annual event at Enable village. The format of this year’s event will be that of an Amazing Race.

Its chairperson Bafedile Sakuneka explained: “This arrangement will give all competitors, who are beneficiaries of the Foundation, an opportunity to show excellence in different subjects and also to ignite a fun way of looking at education through activities, games and tasks.

“There will be 10 groups out of 104 girls competing against each other, from their respective schools and in different group levels. To be a winner in this race will be based on finishing the race faster than the other groups. By the end of the race, each group would’ve had an experience of different subjects which will be at different stations/ stops of the race.

“It is the B-Square Foundation’s tradition to assist the village girl child with sanitary towels that will at least last a girl child three month. Though the Amazing Race competition only hosts 104 participants, our beneficiaries from the B-Square Pad Drive total 500 girls from four schools (two schools from Bolobedu South and two schools from Ga-Sekororo).”

A Grade 6 pupil from Tlhapedi Primary School, Dephny Nkuna, said: “I chose to join this competition because it will assist a lot of girls who cannot afford to buy pads. I hope this will help young girls to realize the importance of education and that they should not quit school because of not having sanitary pads.”

Nkuna said that she is confident that her school will bring home the prize as they have been receiving a lot of support from their educators.

Mopye High School’s Grade 9 pupil Precious Sebopetsa said that she would give her all in the spelling category.

“Though I am honoured to have been given an opportunity to represent our school, practicing for this event has not been easy as a lot of the English words are not those we are currently using in our curriculum. So, the spelling competition will be challenging but I am confident that I will win. I would love to make my parents proud because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, most especially for our village,” said Sebopetsa.

Kubjaname Primary School pupils in Enable village said that they are confident that they will be able to defend their residential name from their Bolobedu counterparts.

Mahlomogo Shai, a Grade 7 pupil, said that she was happy that the event will be hosted in Ga-Sekororo as their school will be supported by local residents. “I am very much happy about the upcoming event because I am able to prepare for the competition with the help of my friends. I believe that this will assist our school as there are a lot issues we face here,” said Shai.

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