The founder of Famram Solutions has been recognised for her work in keeping rural girls and young women in schools, by the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development. She is driven by the belief that “education transforms women into inspirational leaders”.“Everyone has it within themselves to change the lives of less fortunate South Africans,” said Shamila Ramjawan, founder and CEO of Famram Solutions and the Famram Foundation. (Image: Supplied)For Shamila Ramjawan, receiving a Global Female Leadership Impact Award is an opportunity to spread the word of her work to a larger, more global audience. The Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (Celd) award ceremony will take place in Dubai this month. Ramjawan will not only be recognised for her work in uplifting South African women, but will also sit on a panel – “Transformational CEOs Discussion Panel” – with women from around the world who are driving economic growth.Female business and community leaders from 100 countries will gather in the Gulf nation to celebrate the impact of women on their communities. “What a great way to begin a new year,” Ramjawan says without pretence. “As a change agent, I am looking forward to meeting and networking with high profile people from various parts of the world as I am passionate about making a global impact. This award will contribute immensely to more exposure and visibility. Furthermore, I will be featured in a double page spread in the Amazon Watch Special Edition Magazine, which will be published in January 2018.”Girls and young women still in school often miss up to seven days of schooling every month. Shamila Ramjawan’s solution, the PrincessD Menstrual Cup, has not only changed the lives of these young women but has also created work across southern Africa.Ramjawan, the founder and CEO of Famram Solutions and the Famram Foundation, will be inducted into Celd’s Hall of Fame in the Emerging Economies Top 100 Most Influential Women in the World category. “It all feels surreal and I am excited to represent South Africa as an ambassador for Brand South Africa as this award is essentially the Academy Awards of Business Leaders making impactful contributions in society on a global scale.”Everyone has it within themselves to change the lives of less fortunate South Africans, she says. Through her communication and marketing work for corporates and the government, she came to realise the need for a sustainable solution for the menstrual needs of women, especially in rural areas.Girls and young women still in school often miss up to seven days of schooling every month. Her solution, the PrincessD Menstrual Cup, has not only changed the lives of these young women but has also created work across southern Africa. “Most corporates provide technology, science and maths resources and we advise them that if girls do not have sanitary products they will not benefit from those resources because they won’t be able to attend school for five to seven days a month. Instead, we send out requests to corporate and government departments to work with us in keeping girls in school with a sustainable ten-year product.”Ramjawan’s company motto is “Be the princess that you are. Period”. She holds that women can make an impact on their communities and the world if they are given opportunities. She has expanded the menstrual cup project to 15 countries in Africa, the USA, Canada and to the Philippines.The PrincessD Menstrual Cup – named for Ramjawan’s daughter, Daksha – project is more than just an initiative to keep girls in school. “We don’t give a girl a box and tell them to use it. We take them through the education around menstruation – how to use their cup, insert, remove and sterilise. We include empowerment of girls, telling our stories, inviting ambassadors and role models when we do handovers. We are growing the training and development project in 2018; we will be offering life skills and career guidance, and then will introduce the PrincessD Menstrual Cup under women’s health and menstruation matters.”“Education transforms women into inspirational leaders and we have to bestow a basic need on our school girls by providing them with a sustainable menstrual product so that we can keep our girls in school during menstruation as they are our future leaders,” said Shamila Ramjawan.In 2016, Ramjawan was nominated in the Unsung Heroine Special Category in Miss SA 2005 Joan Madibeng’s Women: Real Architect of Society Awards as was athlete Caster Semenya, who then decided to partner and become a co-owner in Famram Solutions.. Together they have started a green campus initiative with the University of Pretoria. The eco-friendly menstrual cup admits them to programmes designed to make universities more green.Famram has been invited to participate in the university’s health and wellness programmes under which the PrincessD Menstrual Cup is available at reduced rates for students. The university’s teaching staff have embraced the project and are buying cups for students whose budgets do not stretch far enough,” she says.It is further proof to Ramjawan that people are willing to do all they can to help others when given a chance. They believe as she does in the power of an educated girl. “Education transforms women into inspirational leaders and we have to bestow a basic need on our school girls by providing them with a sustainable menstrual product so that we can keep our girls in school during menstruation as they are our future leaders. Therefore, people can play their part by encouraging their organisations to partner with us so that we can, as champions of change, collaborate and change lives together.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The pattern remains unchanged this morning, as we continue to see mostly dry weather with dominant sunshine from today through Sunday. That being said, there is a minor disturbance that will drift south off of Lake Erie today that will keep more clouds around in northern and eastern locations, and then can trigger a few isolated showers as well, if things come together just right. So, today will have more of a mix of clouds and sun, but still will see a large part of Ohio stay dry. Temps remain slightly below normal today, but we will start to add a couple of degrees per day through the rest of the week, weekend and early next week. With the rise in temps, we will see humidity values go up too. For Monday we are still mostly dry. We start with partly to mostly sunny skies statewide Monday morning, but then clouds will be increasing in the afternoon. Rain moves into northwest Ohio closer to evening. From there the moisture continues to slowly work south and east overnight through Tuesday as a cold front drives the action. We expect rains Tuesday to be from .1”-.7” with coverage at 85% of the state. Then on Wednesday, we turn out partly sunny in the north central and northwest parts of Ohio, but the rest of the state will still have to deal with some on and off shower action through the day, mostly over the southern half to third of the state. There we can pick up an additional few hundredths to .25” with 60% coverage. Partly sunny skies start off Thursday but then scattered showers are back late afternoon and evening. These do not look as impressive this morning, and likely only have potential for a few hundredths to .4” but with 70% coverage. We finish the 10 day window with dry air for next Friday. The map shows rain totals for the full 10 day period. For the extended period, we can’t rule out a few scattered showers Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th, although moisture totals combined will be from a few hundredths to .25” on 60% coverage. Then we are dry for Monday through Wednesday the 5th through the 7th. Scattered showers complete the extended forecast on day 16, Thursday the 8th. Temps in the short term have been outlined above. But, from Tuesday forward next week, as the moisture hangs around, we likely see temps stay near to slightly above normal. Humidity values will be significantly higher, leading to higher heat indices. The forecast this morning, overall, has the same threats of moisture, but overall moisture totals from each threat are lower. So, generally this forecast is drier this morning than what we have been talking about the past few days.
Slit bike seats trigger communal tension in Assam’s Hailakandi, curfew clamped The administration in southern Assam’s Hailakandi town extended curfew by 24 hours besides suspending mobile Internet services on Saturday.A person died on Friday night after two groups clashed over the parking of two-wheelers at a mosque. Officials said the condition of two among the 10 injured, including policemen, was critical.Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli said the situation was under control. “We have extended prohibitory orders by a day and suspended mobile Internet services to prevent spread of rumours.”Kuladhar Saikia, DGP, said the cybercell had been scanning social media activities. “Anyone found fuelling communal passion would be dealt with sternly,” he said. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered a probe by an Additional Chief Secretary. Apart from sending Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya to Hailakandi, he had been coordinating with Addl. DGP Mukesh Agarwal and Barak Valley Division Commissioner Anwaruddin Choudhury, who are camping in the town.Also Read “I met the local leaders of Hindu and Muslim communities in the presence of senior officials for lasting peace,” Mr. Suklabaidya said, adding that he visited the injured at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital.He also announced ₹5 lakh as compensation for the family of Jasim Hussain, who succumbed to his injuries, and ₹50,000 each for the injured.The All Assam Minority Students’ Union blamed the government for failing to pre-empt the violence that had been brewing for a long time.“The administration appears to have let things happen,” its president Azizur Rahman said.The violence was triggered after two-wheelers a group had been parking haphazardly, allegedly to block the entrance to the mosque, were damaged. Things went out of control when another group decided to offer namaz on the road.The two groups began pelting stones. This led to mobs vandalising shops and setting vehicles on fire.
TFA are pleased to announce that people can now purchase copies of the 2006 NTL Open Finals package that was shown on Fox Sports, including the commentary and skills sections.With commentary from Australian Mens Open Coach Tony Trad and also Fox Sports commentator Steve Hart and then 3 fantastic finals, the DVD is a must-have!Credit must be given to each of the players involved in the matches, who all displayed excellent skill, agility, speed, teamwork and sportsmanship to help produce an extremely successful package.This DVD is available for just $20 (inc GST), with postage another $5.In addition, TFA are selling a DVD which contains the raw footage of each of the 3 Open Finals in full. This DVD does not contain any replays, close-ups, interviews or commentary…it is simply the raw footage taken from the tower camera during each of the 3 Open Finals, with the referees microphone in the background.While this DVD may not be professionally packaged, it will no doubt be an extremely useful resource for coaches, referees and players involved with the sport. It is also extremely good value, with all 3 finals on the one DVD!This DVD is available for $30 (inc GST), with postage another $5. To purchase either the package that appeared on Fox Sports or the raw footage package, contact Rachel at TFA on (02) 6285 2703 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Berg insists Solskjaer can handle Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHenning Berg insists former Manchester United teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can handle the job.Jose Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday morning after meeting with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.And Solskjaer, who flopped at Cardiff City, is set to leave Molde to take charge of United to the end of the season.“It was a completely different type of job. This will be one similar to training Molde. It’s a team to win,” Berg said.“It’s great for Norwegian football, but first and foremost it’s great for Ole himself.”United’s next game is away to Cardiff this Saturday.“He has a very big status in the club and trained the reserve team with great success,” Berg added.“He has good contacts in the club so it seems logical as a transition solution, and maybe it’ll go so well he’ll carry on.“It’s rare that there’s smoke without fire. He has the profile, the experience and status that makes him fit to lead the team until the end of the season.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham boss Pellegrini on Brighton draw: Absolute frustrationby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini admitted frustration after their 2-2 draw with Brighton.The Irons came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 thanks to Marko Arnautovic’s brace.Pellegrini said, “I’m absolutely frustrated. “The most important way that Brighton scores is from set pieces, they had seven goals form corners, and we allowed them to score two goals this way. I don’t remember any other chances for them, but we didn’t create in the first 45 minutes.”
Real Madrid coach Solari frustrated after Villarreal draw: We had it in our handsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari admitted frustration after their 2-2 draw with Villarreal.Santi Cazorla scored twice as Villarreal denied Real Madrid a chance to reduce the gap to La Liga leaders Barcelona.Cazorla’s curler earned the hosts an early lead before Karim Benzema’s header made it 1-1 after seven minutes.Raphael Varane’s header put Real ahead, but Cazorla’s late header moved Villarreal out of the relegation zone. Solari said, “We had it in our hands, we had to kill the match, then they pressed and scored the equaliser, they squeezed a lot, they are at home, they need the points. They attacked very well and we lacked depth.”On his decision to substitute Luka Modric, Solari explained, “He has given everything, Modric played with flu and has given us a lot of energy, everything he had, he made a great effort and a great match, when you leave everything you do not have energy for 90 minutes. “There are other players that can play, they are not Ballon d’Ors, but (Fede) Valverde at the moment he entered gave us energy and control, he has that stride and we are happy with the contribution of the youth.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Neville tells Man Utd to sign five playersby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United star Gary Neville believes the club has to sign FIVE players if they want to compete at the top end.United have endured a difficult start to the new season, with their latest setback being a 2-0 loss to West Ham United on Sunday.It leaves the Red Devils trailing in the pursuit of a top four finish. Now they face off against Arsenal at home in their next Premier League game.And Neville believes they will not be good enough unless they make significant investments in the transfer market.The ex-England defender said: “Ole will realise that that’s a really poor performance and that he has a lot of work to do.”This team is not ready. There will be lots of pain and it was painful today.”They were lethargic. When you let games drift and pass by, other teams gain confidence.”I’m not panicking but they need to really quickly and efficiently identify five or players to go alongside [David] De Gea, [Harry] Maguire.”They need a couple of midfielders, a striker to carry the frontline, a wide player and a left back.”
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Zidane hails Benzema leadershipby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has hailed the leadership Karim Benzema is showing this season.The French striker shone in victory at Champions League opponents Galatasaray last night.On Benzema’s performance, Zidane said: “The leadership role of Benzema? It comes naturally to him. “He knows he’s a captain and he takes it naturally. We are all in the same boat and everyone has to contribute in their own way. “Karim does it in his way of playing and giving instructions.”
A group of celebrities is making a stand against nuclear weapons – and they need your support.Video: The World Must Stand TogetherPresident Obama will meet with President Putin on the side of the June 17-18 G-8 Summit in Northern Ireland, with nuclear weapons on the agenda. In the lead-up to this critical decision point, an eminent group of artists – including Alec Baldwin, John Cusack, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Whoopi Goldberg, Zoe Kravitz, Martin Sheen, Christoph Waltz and Naomi Watts – issued a stirring call for a world without nuclear weapons in a powerful new video released by Global Zero.The video is part of an international campaign urging President Obama to set the world’s course to zero nuclear weapons by negotiating further cuts in the massive U.S.-Russian Cold War stockpiles and bringing other leading nuclear powers into international nuclear arms negotiations for the first time in history.As part of these efforts, Global Zero delivered to the White House a letter to President Obama from approximately 75 former prime ministers, foreign and defense ministers and military commanders, an official declaration recently adopted by the European Parliament endorsing Global Zero’s plan to eliminate nuclear weapons, and a global grassroots petition – all urging Obama to set the world’s course to zero nuclear weapons. Over the last several weeks, a host of artists, musicians and bands have promoted the campaign on social media, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul McCartney, Tom Morello, Yoko Ono, Serj Tankian, Pearl Jam and R.E.M., among many others.“The message from national security experts and citizens around the world is clear: the only way to eliminate the global nuclear danger is to eliminate all nuclear weapons,” said Michael Douglas. “It’s time to set the world’s course to zero.”“Nuclear weapons are obsolete relics of the Cold War, they do not address today’s security threats, and they cost $1 trillion per decade globally,” said Morgan Freeman. “It’s time we get rid of them.”“To set the world’s course to zero nuclear weapons, President Obama will have to go beyond the bilateral process President Reagan started of U.S.-Soviet/Russian arms reductions and bring the other leading nuclear powers into international arms negotiations for the first time in history,” said Global Zero Co-Founder Matt Brown.Starting with President Reagan, whose aim was “the total elimination one day of nuclear weapons from the face of the Earth” and who began the process of arms reductions, the Global Zero position has become mainstream – and those who oppose it increasingly outside the mainstream. The Global Zero movement is now supported by hundreds of respected national security and military leaders, more than 150 university campus chapters and half a million citizens from around the world who understand that nuclear weapons have no place in the 21st century.Find out more here.