Help a girl child not to skip school
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