News news news.
Three juicy bits of good news for us this week.
1. We’ve had a sewing machine and overlocker donated by the lovely people at Square Deal Sewing Machines in Cape Town. These will go to Liezl Jeptha who is our resident talented seamstress mom. She is itching to get started as she’s got orders already. Thank you to Danielle Gottschalk – it means so much to us that you’re willing to help out in this way! Will post pics once we hand them over to her.
2. Have been invited to a speak at an under-resourced township high school in Fisantekraal by Peace and Love International (don’t you just love that name), talking about teen pregnancy. Am looking forward to this and am really honoured to be asked. More on this once it happens
3. Young Mom Support is on Mxit! It’s a work in progress. But we have added a mobi portal for Mxit users to be able to access Young Mom Support info and advice. For now, it’s like a mini website with static info about us, info on pregnancy during schooling, adoption, abortion etc.
The next step is to enable the 2 way communication so that users can send us confidential private messages and we can respond to them through Mxit. For now, if you are a Mxit user, just add youngmomsupport as a contact – you’ll be able to read our pages, comment on the pages, take part in polls and read the weekly blog updates which I’ll make.
In the next few days we’ll be listed on the Reach menu in the Tradepost (kinda like their version of an App Store). This will increase the visibility, and hopefully we’ll be able to reach many more people.
If you’re a Mxit user – have a look and let us know what you think!
Mxit is doing some great work in getting useful, community-oriented information and resources – including live counselling – out there. Go and check them out.
So much yay!