Help a girl child not to skip school

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS -

There’s a week to go for South Africans to do­nate to the Mil­lion Comforts cam­paign, one of the most worth­while char­i­ties around.

In part­ner­ship with The Star, the Dis-Chem Foun­da­tion is urg­ing South Africans to do­nate san­i­tary tow­els to make sure that no girl misses school this year be­cause it’s that time of the month.

All you have to do is visit your lo­cal Dis-Chem store and buy one of the spe­cially priced in-house san­i­tary tow­els for un­der R10 and drop it off in one of the spe­cially branded pur­ple coloured bins in-store.

If you buy a san­i­tary towel from Al­ways, Lil-lets or Stayfree, these man­u­fac­tur­ers will match your do­na­tion, one for one.

Stud­ies have shown that girls be­tween the ages of 12 and 18 liv­ing in poverty can lose up to a fifth of their high school ed­u­ca­tion be­cause they don’t have ac­cess to fem­i­nine hy­giene prod­ucts – and are too em­bar­rassed to at­tend school dur­ing their men­strual pe­riod.

#Mil­lion Comforts and Car­ing4Girls seek to an­swer the twin prob­lem of san­i­tary tow­els and so­cial taboos – with your help.

Be part of the fight against stigma and help us help the fu­ture moth­ers of the na­tion by drop­ping off your do­na­tion in store un­til this Satur­day. – Staff Re­porter

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