The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha came together to celebrate their second anniversary in South Africa this month.
For their anniversary, women of the sorority came together support the Jes Foord Foundation, a non-profit organisation supporting rape survivors by collecting handbags packed with a variety of feminine products that will be delivered to sexual assault survivor centers across the country. Sexual assault is a large issue in South Africa. In 2012, Time wrote an article stating that it is estimated that over 40% of South African women will be raped in their lifetime and that only 1 in 9 rapes are reported.
This has been a very active year for the women of AKA in South Africa and this is one of their many events. “Tracy Whitfield, a member of the sorority, explained that the organisation had been involved in a number of projects impacting a number of schools and nursery schools in Diepsloot, Soweto, and other parts of the country,” Fourways Review states.
“In a world in which materialism is pervasive, where technology and competition have decreased the need for collaboration and co-operation, it is critical to cut across racial, international, physical and social boundaries to help communities develop constructive relationships with others,” said Whitfield. “AKA is an organisation which does just that.”
We at WatchTheYard.com would like to congratulate the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha in South Africa. Keep up the great work!