Did you know that underprivileged South African girls miss school and sport for at least 5 days each month over menstruation?
In South Africa, young girls will often use toilet paper instead of a proper sanitary pad or share a scrap cloth with their mothers or other women in the household. Of course, they are washed between uses but venereal diseases can be transmitted through sharing in spite of that.
United Nation's sustainable development goal nr 1 is to end poverty, nr 3 to guarantee good health and well-being, nr 4 to guarantee quality education, nr 5 to achieve gender equality, nr 10 to reduce inequalities: 5 out of 17 UN goals will never be accomplished if an estimated 3.7 million girls cannot have access to menstrual health management.
Education and sport are two essential tools in the life of a girl: having the access to education and sport will empower girls, it will let them become an essential part of a growing economy. With education and sport, they will fight drugs, teen pregnancies, diseases.
AquAzzurra Foundation and Aqua Dolphin Swimming Club in proud association with MENstruation Foundation are aiming to fight this gross injustice.
We would like to install automatic distributors in those schools with good quality organic, sanitary pads with an eye to the environment as well.
This will NOT be a once off intervention: our distributors will be there to offer girls dignity and human rights.
Help us to help them: a donation as small as it might be will go a long way.
On the other hand, the ocean is made of small drops.