Fashion For Literacy

StyleSociety™ announces Fashion For Literacy – One Step at a Time. Make a difference today for Kusasa

The Fashion For Literacy initiative is the brainchild of StyleSociety™ editor and fashion enthusiast, Kumari Govender; and was inspired by Madiba’s 67 minutes. This simple, generous act of giving away 67 pairs of school shoes evolved into the idea of enticing shopping mavens – to shop with a heart.

Fashion For Literacy
Fashion For Literacy

Fashion for Literacy’s pilot beneficiary is The Kusasa Project based in Franschhoek, focusing on immediate needs of the Early Learning Centre’s Grade 1 and two learners,  and officially launched on the 29th of November at StyleSociety™ Pop-up Boutique in Cape Town.

Fashionistas who stepped out to last year’s exclusive 4th edition Pop up Boutique at the CTICC were encouraged to dig deep and bring along stationery, books or a pair of school shoes. The Kusasa Project is a PBO that empowers and uplifts the lives of hundreds of underprivileged children in impoverished communities.

How Are You Helping
Giving back when we have more than enough is an act that resonates with the endearing beauty that lies within us all. Starting by uplifting the lives of our kusasa leaders in the smallest way will pave the way for their brightest future.

Small charities are the grassroots of our communities, and we need your help. Donate today in the true spirit of Ubuntu.

He who opens a school door closes a prison – Victor Hugo

Fashion for Literacy an inspiring initiative reaching out to style mavens to shop with a heart ♥


For more information, please contact Kumari Govender


How can you help contribute to the success of this campaign?
– Get people talking about #FashionForLiteracy
– Share this post on social media
– Make a Pledge towards the Fashion For Literacy campaign

What can I donate?
– A pair of school shoes
– A backpack
– A box of crayons
– Basic stationery sets {pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, sharpeners}
– Reading books
– Toothbrushes
** Remember, when considering a donation, you can donate just one item or a few.

Can I donate cash?
Yes. All cash donations must be made directly to The Kusasa Project. StyleSociety™ and Fashion For Literacy does not accept cash donations.

Where is the nearest drop off point?
We do not have designated drop off points as yet. Please contact Kumari Govender, who will arrange for collection.

Are all cash donations TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes. All cash donations made to The Kusasa Project are TAX deductible.


Thank You

I would like to shower my thanks and gratitude to all who have supported my #FashionForLiteracy‬ campaign.

Thanks to the generosity and foresight of our donors, The Kusasa Project’s Grade 1 and two learners welcomed the new school year with brand new school shoes, stationery supplies and backpacks.

The heartfelt feedback I’ve received from The Kusasa Project has only reaffirmed my commitment to working towards literacy-rich classrooms.

Let’s work together for change, one child at a time.

With gratitude,

For more information, please contact Kumari Govender

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  1. Dear Kumari ,

    I hope you are well.

    One of South Africa’s most prestigious charities, The Sunflower Fund, in association with Medscheme, will be hosting their 9th annual Gala Dinner on Wednesday, 29 July 2015. This year’s theme is “Deconstructed Gatsby”, where entering the historically renowned Cape Town City Hall will send you back to the roaring 1920s.

    With champagne flutes on hand, fashionistas will delight in the evening’s 1920s theme, captivated by the essence of a modern-day Gatsby. And of course, one needs to look the part when dazzling the dance floor with those Charleston and Lindy Hop dance moves.

    I was hoping Style Society could assist in raising awareness by featuring the attached feature story on what can both ladies and gents wear to a Great Gatsby themed event. Also attached are some images (also available in hi-res) of Tracey Lange and Mark Bayly who are both the event MCs. These images are from a photoshoot they did exclusively for this event where they showcased their very own interpretation of the Great Gatsby fashion.

    Thank you so much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind Regards,

    Yanga Lubisi

    • Dear Yanga

      Thank you for your email. I would love to assist where possible however you will need to email me. You have commented on a post here so there are no attachments.

      Sincerely, Kumari

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