Dare to Dream sparks up Women’s Day!

Monday 8th March 2021 was International Women’s Day, a day celebrated annually to commemorate the social, economic, political, and cultural achievements of women. The day’s commemorations are not just for women but females in general, including even younger ladies and girls.

This year came as a reminder that while a lot has been achieved, the journey is long, and a lot more needs to be done. The achievements of women globally are on the rise and these are all worth noting and celebrating. Around the world countries are changing their laws to make room for women. Companies are allowing and appointing women in leadership roles. Schools in some parts of the world now offer the same opportunities to the girl child as they do the boy child.

It is not necessarily a day of equality and the theme for this year's International Women’s Day was “Choose to Challenge” with the hashtags #IWD2021 and #ChooseToChallenge. The theme indicates that a "challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change", which is what the world needs and what other way to do it than to start in our households, communities, companies, and countries.

Dare to Dream took to it in a different way and chose to celebrate this day with young girls from Kumakwane Junior Secondary School. The Group CEO, Captain Kgomotso Phatsima chose to challenge these girls to dare to fly in the direction of their dreams. It has not been a common thing locally to have girls encouraged to fly with their dreams and the wheel of change has been slowly spinning in this space. We look forward to a world with empowered women and thanks to Dare to Dream and it’s supporters for the great work being done.