Welcome

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” -Nelson Mandela

About #BloemGirlsRock

#BloemGirlsRock is an NPO based in Bloemfontein, the city of roses, which has provided computer literacy skills to underprivileged girls in the townships and has also taken it upon themselves to restore young women’s dignity by providing them with self-care packages and toiletries. #BloemGirlsRock runs an annual campaign ahead of Mandela Day which raises funds to buy school shoes for some of the most disadvantaged scholars in the schools situated in various squatter camps in Bloemfontein.

In our blog, we feature successful women from the Free State who have made it despite the odds and are thriving in their respective fields. These women not only inspire our young girls, but they shine a spotlight on the many talents and gems that can be found in our beautiful city and province. By inspiring the younger girls, they sow a seed of hope and enthusiasm for the future that can often be blinded by unsavoury circumstances.

Welcome

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” -Nelson Mandela

About #BloemGirlsRock

#BloemGirlsRock is an NPO based in Bloemfontein, the city of roses, which has provided computer literacy skills to underprivileged girls in the townships and has also taken it upon themselves to restore young women’s dignity by providing them with self-care packages and toiletries. #BloemGirlsRock runs an annual campaign ahead of Mandela Day which raises funds to buy school shoes for some of the most disadvantaged scholars in the schools situated in various squatter camps in Bloemfontein.

In our blog, we feature successful women from the Free State who have made it despite the odds and are thriving in their respective fields. These women not only inspire our young girls, but they shine a spotlight on the many talents and gems that can be found in our beautiful city and province. By inspiring the younger girls, they sow a seed of hope and enthusiasm for the future that can often be blinded by unsavoury circumstances.

FOUNDER / CEO

Mags Shivanda (born, Bolawana Margret Phalatsi) is the founder and Managing Director of Digital Shero (PTY) LTD, a 100% Black Female owned performance digital media group. The company was founded in 2015.

Under Digital Shero, #BloemGirslRock was born and has mentored and inspired several men and women from Bloemfontein and the rest of South Africa.

Mags was born in Thaba Nchu, a small town just outside Bloemfontein and moved to Bloemfontein with her late mom at the age of 4. Her mom started working as a security guard and later ran her own small canteen at Abattoir Bloemfontein. Having come from humble beginnings herself, Mags has always aspired to inspire young girls of a similar background in instilling a hope for a better future and that is one of the main reasons she gave life to the foundation. Mags Shivanda was named one of the Top 50 Free State Game Changers in 2017. This book was published by the Free State Provincial Legislature and was distributed to all public schools, public libraries and public institutions throughout the Free State. Mags believes that each and every girl from various townships, small towns and villages needs to hear great stories about women like her from the Free State, who stood against all odds and have made it. In turn, these young girls will realise that all their dreams are valid and that they too can and WILL be anything they dream of.

FOUNDER / CEO

Mags Shivanda (born, Bolawana Margret Phalatsi) is the founder and Managing Director of Digital Shero (PTY) LTD, a 100% Black Female owned performance digital media group. The company was founded in 2015.

Under Digital Shero, #BloemGirslRock was born and has mentored and inspired several men and women from Bloemfontein and the rest of South Africa.

Mags was born in Thaba Nchu, a small town just outside Bloemfontein and moved to Bloemfontein with her late mom at the age of 4. Her mom started working as a security guard and later ran her own small canteen at Abattoir Bloemfontein. Having come from humble beginnings herself, Mags has always aspired to inspire young girls of a similar background in instilling a hope for a better future and that is one of the main reasons she gave life to the foundation. Mags Shivanda was named one of the Top 50 Free State Game Changers in 2017. This book was published by the Free State Provincial Legislature and was distributed to all public schools, public libraries and public institutions throughout the Free State. Mags believes that each and every girl from various townships, small towns and villages needs to hear great stories about women like her from the Free State, who stood against all odds and have made it. In turn, these young girls will realise that all their dreams are valid and that they too can and WILL be anything they dream of.

MISSION

#BloemGirlsRock Foundation mission is show girls from underprivileged backgrounds that there are women who come from similar environments and challenges as them and have done amazing things in the Free State and all over the world.

VISION

Building the next generation of female pioneers and trailblazers who will change the world one dream at a time.

VALUES

Education. Prestige. Sorority. Patriotism.

MISSION

#BloemGirlsRock Foundation mission is show girls from underprivileged backgrounds that there are women who come from similar environments and challenges as them and have done amazing things in the Free State and all over the world.

VISION

Building the next generation of female pioneers and trailblazers who will change the world one dream at a time.

VALUES

Education. Prestige. Sorority. Patriotism.

OUR BOARD

Mags Shivanda

Mags Shivanda

Managing Director/Founder

Katleho Mokhethi

Katleho Mokhethi

Editor in Chief

Aviwe Maqetuka

Aviwe Maqetuka

Marketing Director

Ayanda Gigi

Ayanda Gigi

Project Manager

Kamogelo Seekoei

Kamogelo Seekoei

Board Member

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