Home of Hope for Girls celebrates women’s month with its Ray of Hope campaign
- Published: Tuesday, 04 August 2020 14:30
Johannesburg, 4 August 2020. Home of Hope for Girls today launches the Ray of Hope campaign in recognition of Women’s month. This campaign will run throughout the month of August as a reminder of women’s strength and the power of hope. The campaign will amplify this message through sharing videos posted by women from all walks of life in honour of their personal ‘rays of hope’ — the dynamic, capable and remarkable women who have impacted their lives.
Short videos will be shared on Home of Hope for Girls’ social media pages. Influencers such as Kim Jayde, Gogo Dineo, Ikiri Lawrence and Tongayi Chirisa are adding their voices to this campaign, and the Trevor Noah Foundation will also be supporting this message on their own social media channels.
The subjects of Ray of Hope are diverse: the women might be well-known celebrities, or colleagues, teachers, mothers, or even a stranger – what they all have in common is their powerful, positive impact in their community, place of work or even at home.
Home of Hope for Girls founder and director, Khanyisele Motsa, is the inspiration behind the campaign. A recent recipient of South Africa’s Unsung Hero Award, she self-started Home of Hope for Girls in Johannesburg to restore dignity and offer care to abused, trafficked and abandoned girls. Her initiative now provides residential care to almost eighty girls as well as an active outreach centre in the Hillbrow/Berea area. Khanyisele is the ray of hope for the thousands of lives she has impacted over the twenty years she has dedicated to this work.
The success of Home of Hope for Girls has proven that girls and young women are strong, that they can overcome obstacles and ultimately, that they too can become rays of hope for others. Empowered women empower women; the Ray of Hope campaign aims to inspire action with this message.
“My wish for this month is for it to be a month of love and care. If our country celebrated women every month of the year, our women and children would be safer and perpetrators would be fewer.” says Khayisele Motsa.
Check out the stories here: #RayOfHope #HomeOfHopeForGirls #WomensMonth
About Home of Home for Girls:
Home of Hope for Girls offers a safe residence to children and teens who have survived abusive situations, predominantly linked to child sex trafficking.
We have two homes in the suburbs of Johannesburg, in addition to an outreach centre in the Hillbrow/Berea area. In total, there are 75 girls in full-time care and another 150 children are supported by the outreach programme. Our vision is simple: to end child trafficking in South Africa and the culture of exploitation and violence which robs children of their future; and to restore safety, dignity and opportunity to those who have survived this abuse.