The Youth Voice

Creseldah set to open a girls academy in Bushbuckridge

By : Khanyisile Lebambo

Humanitarian "Mama Africa" of Bushbuckridge Creseldah Ndlovu is set to open a girls academy. Ndlovu says the academy will teach adolescents about the importance of focusing on their studies , how the female body works , how to protect themselves from pregnancy and other day to day issues that females face.

Ndlovu has already started gathering with a group of girls living around the Kruger national park and interacting with them on a number of issues that they face daily. She is so passionate about this project such that all her social media platforms she is posting about the girls. 

In an interview with the youth voice Ndlovu said she and her team have already identified a 100 girls from different schools around Bushbuckridge through their teachers. 

" we want the academy to also cater for teenage mothers who had to quit school because they fell pregnant. When you educate a girl child , you are educating the nation. We want to empower girls from rural areas at an early age so that they make informed  desicions in life" she said.

This compassionate woman has been doing community work for more than ten years now and she says there is nothing that fulfills her better than serving the community.  She is the founder of the Bushbuckridge Heroes awards which are held annually to celebrate and honor Bushbuckridge Heroes in different sectors. She also founded  Creseldah education foundation which assists matriculants with applying for tertiary education and bursaries.

She has just gotten back from an awards ceremony held in UK , Kensington where she was nominated for international humanitarian in the women for Africa awards. Ndlovu is a star that shines bright and she raises the Bushbuckridge flag high wherever she sets her feet.