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Just R15 lets us deliver 20 pads a month to needy Western Cape School girls


South African girls are using rags, newspaper, leaves, grass, bark & even socks filled with sand because they can’t afford sanitary pads. Many stay away from school to bleed at home, missing up to 60 days of school per year which is a whole year of high school.

Please help us, help our RSA girls stay at school, your R15 will make a huge difference to an impoverished young woman


All girls deserve dignity during
their monthly menstruation

For only R15 monthly harmony will deliver 20 pads

Harmony supplies free pads to
needy South African school girls

 

So many sad stories:

We cannot allow girls to have to beg their neighbors and friends for pads. Girls cannot be forced to  continue to use make shift pads like; socks filled with sand, toilet paper, newspaper, leaves, bark, rags, cloths, grass and even dried cow dung. Zuma promised free pads for poor women in 2009 but nothing has been materialized, these women continue to struggle and be humiliated monthly.

"A third of girls who get their periods in school have no have access to sanitary pads, and another 15% reporting that pads must be purchased from the school administration. The lack of access to sanitary pads is dramatically more common at lower-quintile (poorer) schools, according to the report.

Sinoyolo Booi, a student at Usasazo Secondary School, said the lack of sanitary pads causes her to miss class. Mzimkulu said some girls use socks in place of pads."

Read these articles & watch these videos to get a better insight into the hardships these girls experience.

Kairos school video:

Kairos Secondary School

Kairos Secondary School In Heidelberg was one of the first schools we supplied and their caring headmaster, Mr Prins, is so overjoyed at the change he has seen in his pupils over the last 3 months. Have a look at the video of Mr Prins and his feedback. These girls are so fortunate to have the involved and proactive headmaster and staff that hey have at Kairos.

Panarama Primary School

Panarama Primary School is in Riverdale and they have most wonderful headmaster, Mr Kallies, whose interaction and open minded way of speaking to his girls about their menstruation was inspirational to watch. He told the girls to be proud of themselves and their menstruation. The girls were enthusiastic and said they are relieved not to go to Mr Kallies to tell him they need to go home because they have "bled through" their newspaper or rags onto their uniforms.

Voorwaarts Primary School

At Voorwaarts Primary School it was surpring to see how young the girls were who had started menstruating. Their headmistress, Mrs Beukes , explained to the girls how to dispose of the pads hygienically, which made us aware that there is a need for bins and packets for disposal of the pads - we will need to look for sponsors for these in the future as well.

Enkululejweni Primary School

The ward councillor, Xoliswa Pakela-Mapasa contacted us and asked us to help her support a few of the school in her ward. We started supplying Enkululejweni and four other schools in her ward from this month. We were able to do this due to a donation from a concerned Dutch business man and his compassionate wife, who really want to make a difference to our girls.

List of schools we supply monthly:

ALBERTINIA HIGH SCHOOL

AMALIENSTEIN LB PRIMARY

ATHLONE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND

BERNADINO HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL

BERTIE BARNARD LAER SKOOL

BONGO LOWER PRIMARY 

BOTTLERAY PRIMARY SCHOOL 

BUREN HIGH SCHOOL 

DE WAALVILLE PRIMARY

ENKULULEJWENI PRIMARY SCHOOL 

 

GERRIT DUPLESSIS PRIMARY

HECTOR PETERSON SECONDARY

HEIDELBERG HIGH SCHOOL 

HOEKO VGK PRIMARY 

ISOLOMZI SCHOOL OUTREACH PROJECT 

KAIROS SECONDARY 

LADISMITH HIGH SCHOOL 

LADISMITH SECONDARY 

 LANGENHOVEN HIGH SCHOOL

LWAZI PRIMARY SCHOOL 

MELKHOUTFONTEIN PRIMARY 

 

OKER PRIMARY SCHOOL

PACALSDORP BOARDING SCHOOL

PANORAMA PRIM. (RIVERSDAL)

TOWERKOP PRIM

VOORWAARTS PRIM.

VIKUKHANYE PRIMARY SCHOOL

WATSONIA PRIMARY SCHOOL

WCED REGIONAL OFFICE RIVERSDALE

ZOAR EK PRIM.

ZOAR R.P. BOTHA VGK PRIM.