SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge: Women’s Upliftment Organisation announced as SPAR Race Charity

By entering this year’s Durban SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge each participant will be supporting the Sinethemba Women’s Foundation.
Based in Matabetule near Inanda Dam, the Sinethemba Women’s Foundation is led by Snenhlanhla Mbatha. With a passion for social development, Mbatha strongly believes that health is wealth. The Foundation is a dynamic NPO, committed to uplifting and enriching women.
With the mantra, “When you uplift a woman, you uplift a community she inhabits, as women are regularly agents for change!’ The Sinethemba Women’s Foundation’s projects and programmes work towards the development of self-sustainable communities and are centred around four areas: gender-based violence; menstrual health; community outreach and skills development and training.
This aligns with SPAR’s strong national stance against Gender Based Violence, and the race’s theme of “Choose You”, a call to action to be kind and caring for oneself too, in all aspects of life.
“Our mission is to support women and the young people in our area to achieve their full potential,” enthuses Mbatha, who is a qualified Medical Scientist. “We encourage, enable and facilitate their active involvement in business, employment, learning and community life.”
The Sinethemba communities are served by a proactive team of women who volunteer their time in order to create sustainable and impactful programmes for other women. They also engage men and boys from the communities to lend their voices to the organisation, as “men and boys must be involved in conversations about gender equality, promoting positive masculinity and dismantling the patriarchal society they benefit from.”
R5 from every entry will be donated to the Sinethemba Women’s Foundation. To find out more, visit
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