First Lady Tshepo Motsepe to launch “Pink Room” initiative in Tembisa

Business News Pretoria

08 October 2020

Staff Reporter/PretoriaLIVE

PRETORIA – First Lady, Dr Tshepo Motsepe will on Saturday deliver the keynote address at the launch of the Kgatlamping Primary School “Pink Room” Safe Space initiative in Tembisa, on Gauteng’s East Rand.

“Dr Motsepe will undertake this engagement in her capacity as patron of the South African Civil Society for Women’s, Adolescents’ and Children’s Health (SACSoWACH),” said acting Presidency spokesperson Tyrone Seale.

“The launch will unveil six refurbished classrooms which will provide social support services, leadership training, entrepreneurial training, career guidance, art training and indoor/outdoor gardening training to young learners.”

The “Pink Room” Safe Space initiative is led by The Pink Forum, a youth centered non-profit organisation working in Tembisa and Kempton Park.

Seale said the Pink Forum aims to respond to a number of socio-economic challenges confronted by youths living in disadvantaged communities.

“The launch will be attended by representatives from the Gauteng provincial departments of education and social development, the South African Police Service, Ekurhuleni Municipality, the non-governmental organisation Imbewu and parents,” he said.

“Partnership among these stakeholders have enabled the Kgatlamping Primary School “Pink Room” Safe Space to become a reality.”

The programme on Saturday will include a walkabout around the newly renovated classrooms and a ribbon cutting ceremony.