Bedfordview celebrates women

Mona Naidoo led a Women’s Day talk at the Bedfordview Library Auditorium on August 8.

The talk was titled Stepping into your Divine Feminine Essence.

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Mona’s message encapsulated that the world has been patiently waiting for you to emerge as the beautiful, strong, capable, talented woman that you are and that the answers and solutions that you seek to every challenge that you may be experiencing lies deep within you.

She further shared some practical actions to step into your divine feminine essence so you can positively contribute to the world you live in.

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Mona is an inspirational speaker, human behaviour specialist, transformational coach, executive mentor and a philanthropist.

“This talk is to get women to understand that they are co-creators,” said Mona.

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She said that women should not stand back and take responsibility.

She wants women to understand both gender structures in order to move away from the old gender structure.

Mona said that females have forgotten their roles in society.

Mona wants to bring men and women together, to co-operate and said that men were welcome to attend the talk as well.

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“We also intend to advise the youth and teach them life skills,” said Mona.

This initiative to celebrate Women’s Day in collaboration with the Bedfordview Library was arranged by Ward 20 committee members, who work closely with Clr Jill Humphrey.

The two members in attendance who arranged this were Vis Naidoo whose portfolio is sport, heritage, recreation, arts and culture (SHRAC) and Judith Persi whose portfolio is women and children.

“With my SHRAC portfolio, we are working closely with the Bedfordview Library to do public outreach programmes,” said Vis Naidoo.

He said that they have already done an outreach programme previously for Mandela Day and plan to do more talks and workshops on a monthly basis.

The message behind Mandela Day was to reiterate the call from the Nelson Mandela Foundation that “everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better”.

The talk on July 18 was titled Finding Your Purpose this Mandela Day to build the Country of our Dreams and was also delivered by Mona and Vis Naidoo, sharing their purpose and experience on climbing Kilimanjaro in 2016 on the Trek4Mandela expedition.

Vis, Mona and Brendon Sboniso, another ward committee member, focused on youth want to focus on empowering the youth and the public in general.

They will work closely with Philip Lesufi, the head librarian to make these talks available at the library for all to attend.

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