In South Africa, young girls are forced to miss school due to lack of sanitary towels. Unfortunately, this pattern may affect the child’s educational development.
Every day 300 million women and girls around the world menstruate. A seemingly natural occurrence is turned into a nightmare for millions of women and girls through persistent taboos and stigma, lack of access to menstrual products and proper sanitation, as well as lack of education on managing their menstrual cycle.
The adolescent girls struggling to buy female hygiene products must turn to rags, socks, even notebook paper, and often lack access to clean water and private toilet facilities. The topic of menstruation can be taboo in many cultures, including that of the different cultures in South Africa and young girls can therefore experience shame and embarrassment when they are menstruating and do not have the resources to manage their menstruation hygienically.
The Arise Pad Drive Campaign has been launched out of the desire to help young girls stay in school and to help restore and protect their dignity.
This campaign intends to collect funding in order to ease the burden of pad lack the unprivileged school girls. The funds will purchase about 200 pads which will be donated to a group of school learners as soon as the target is reached.
Help me help those in need by donating pads or funds to this initiative.
(All funds will be used to purchase the sanitary towels)