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 who is wanting able to help can contact Luke at
063-633 9045 or firstname.lastname@example.org