Zululand Observer - Weekender
Sthulile fixed on developing girls
‘EVERY young girl needs someone to support and motivate her.
‘Most young girls will have great futures if we contribute to their growth and help shape them.
These are the sentiments of homegrown motivational speaker, model agency owner, businesswoman and beauty queen, Sthulile Mtshali (32).
Born in Hluhluwe, Sthulile always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives.
She started her community work while still in primary school.
Her community work included planning girls’ seminars, beauty pageants and motivational sessions.
She used her titles as Miss Hluhluwe and Miss Hluhluwe Football Association as a foundation for her community work.
But it was when she moved to Richards Bay that Sthulile took her passion to the next level.
She started creating pageants such as Miss Mzingazi, Miss Richards Bay and established the first cheerleading group in Zululand.
‘Young girls need to participate in something positive in their communities. That way they won’t fall into the trap of alcohol, drugs or even teenage pregnancy,’ she says.
‘It also promotes their confidence and public speaking, which will help them in their adult lives.’
Her positive contributions to Zululand communities has earned Sthulile a nomination for the provincial Sebenza Women Awards.
Zululanders can assist her bringing the award home by voting for her. Text the name Sthulile Mtshali to 44344. Voting lines close on Tuesday, 30