CMMI runs a number of programmes that are aimed at preserving, promoting and elevating the legacy of Mme Charlotte. These include the annual Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Week (coinciding with her birth date and culminating in an annual memorial lecture), Bring Her Up, Top 100 Girl Camp, Preserving the Legacy and Intergenerational Dialogues during Women’s Month in August.
We have already started an annual program to commemorate MME Charlotte through Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Week which is held during the week of 7 April, her birth date. The week’s programme includes a house and gravesite visit, school debates and an essay competition (as part of Bring Her Up), a Charlotte Maxeke Hospital visit, various activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. The week culminates in a memorial lecture delivered by other iconic and pioneering South African females. The 2019 programme can be viewed here.
Our memorial lectures are aimed at educating and motivating young women to follow in Mme Charlotte’s footsteps. They are delivered by upright individuals that positively impact moral and principle lifestyle to the public. The presenters are aided by our ambassadors who form an integral part of these activities.