Each of the My Arms Wide Open and Bergnek Community Projects initiatives revolves around a common theme; changing circumstances for women and children. It’s about enabling women and children to change the circumstances they were born into. Their circumstances don’t define them, that’s just what they were born into and these women are already proving … Continue reading Do my circumstances define who I am?
A message from Rainet My name is Rainet Katjedi, and I was born in Bergnek. I work in the GirlStuffPeriod business. I still live in Bergnek, with all the challenges and hard times we have, because this is where my family is. We are a big family, with my Grandfather, my mom, brothers and sisters … Continue reading I.Am.Woman.
Food security is a challenge the world over in both developing and developed countries. The challenge is not that we cannot provide food. “We” can provide instant gratification, but this is a short term and band-aid solution. The challenge is being able to provide sustainable food sources. In many cases, a shortage of arable land … Continue reading My World My Garden Sister Walls
In the work we do as an organization there is a connection across all of our initiatives, as well between communities. In March we participated in the GlobalGiving Girl Fund Campaign March 1-15, enabling the GirlStuff.Period team to move ahead with some of the goals they have set for themselves in the 2018 year. The key … Continue reading Girl Fund Campaign and Exciting GirlStuff.Period Update
We are now bringing the program to a whole new level. We are so excited to tell you more about all that is coming! Our plans for 2018 Prior to My Arms Wide Open, only 10% of girls in South Africa passed 8th grade and went on to graduate. The main reason behind that … Continue reading What’s new with GirlStuff.Period!
My name is Keabetswe Keith Mosumane. I jointly own a company called “Bergnek Community Projects” with a very close friend of mine by the name Mr Warren Te Brugge, who is based in the USA, The main objective of the company is to empower and uplift woman and the youth from my community through small … Continue reading Keith’s Story
We’ve been asked on a number of occasions why our support in communities is so focused on girls and women. As you already know, from reading our past reports, there is a direct connection between our GirlStuff.Period project and this project, My World in a Garden – Sister Walls. You might remember, we learned to connect … Continue reading Why do girls need our help in Africa?
Ask yourself this question, “What would I do without menstrual products?” Now, I’m sure you’re thinking,’Wait!I don’t use menstrual products, I’m a man’ or, ‘What do you mean, do without them?, I have them and get them whenever I need them.’ Well, menstrual products affect each of us, yes even the ‘u’s that doesn’t … Continue reading What would you do without menstrual products?
Why do girls quit schools in developing and underserved countries and communities around the world? It is a valid and highly relevant question both in the interests of girls as well as the communities they live in. To explain why this happens, I’d like to tell you a short story. My name is Anna, and … Continue reading What is the main reason girls quit school in South Africa?
GirlStuff.Period is not just a play on words and a women led business in the little community of Bergnek, it’s a quest to empower girls, help them stay in school, and inform boys about the opportunities girls miss as a result of a totally human body function. It’s about celebrating being a girl! It’s about … Continue reading What is GirlStuff.Period?