Beauty reaches out to pupils


THEY say dy­na­mite comes in small pack­ages and the same could be said of Lutho Luke, 19, who is on a jour­ney to make a dif­fer­ence in her com­mu­nity – one step a time.

The Miss East­ern Cape 2018 con­tes­tant and Wal­ter Sisulu Univer­sity First Princess has started a drive to de­liver san­i­tary pads to girls in pri­mary schools.

“The pad drive is targeting East Lon­don pri­mary school girls in grades 6 and 7.

“The rea­son why I de­cided to do this is be­cause some pri­mary school girls are start­ing to have their pe­ri­ods and have no idea what to do,” she said.

Luke said she did not only want to de­liver the san­i­tary pads but to also help pupils gain knowl­edge about the process.

“I will teach them about their men­strual cy­cle and what they should ex­pect in the jour­ney they are about to em­bark on. I was clue­less when I had my first pe­riod, be­cause I was never told what to do and this is why I want to help other girls like me to be pre­pared,” she said.

The 19-year-old is also col­lect­ing clothes for Breath of Life, a safe home for aban­doned ba­bies be­tween the ages of 0-6 months. “I stum­bled across this place while pre­par­ing for my grade 11 ex­ams and I have never stopped go­ing ever since. Breath of Life pro­vides a home for aban­doned ba­bies and is also a cen­tre for women with cri­sis preg­nan­cies and re­lated is­sues. They pro­vide hope, in­for­ma­tion and sup­port,” said Luke.

Luke is ap­peal­ing to mem­bers of the com­mu­nity for do­na­tions for these ini­tia­tives.

Any­one want­ing more in­for­ma­tion or able to help can con­tact Luke at

063-633 9045 or

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED.

BIRTHDAY BASH: In cel­e­bra­tion of Child­hood Can­cer Aware­ness Month, the CHOC chil­dren were treated to a he­li­copter flight up the coast on Sun­day. Kevin Schroeder, owner and pi­lot of the he­li­copter, gave the chil­dren, in­clud­ing Amy­oli, left and Asakhe Bana, an ex­pe­ri­ence that none of them had ever had be­fore

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