Deborah Coskey, Sue Barnes and Darryn Le Grange.
In honour of Mandela Day, local business coaching firm, ActionCOACH Ignite, supported Project Dignity, a non-profit extension of Subz Pants and Pads, which distributes reusable sanitary wear to schoolgirls from disadvantaged communities ensuring no school days are missed because of a lack of access to sanitary wear.
The team visited a community residing in an informal settlement in Redhill, and donated 67 Subz Pants and Pads packs to the young girls in this impoverished community, who really battle to afford any form of sanitary protection, resulting in them often staying home from school during menstruation.
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“The Subz Pants and Pads packs consist of a set of reusable sanitary pads and accompanying panties. The reusable, eco-friendly sanitary pad that clips onto the 100 percent cotton panty lasts up to five years. These items can be washed and reused, making them both economically and environmentally advantageous,” said Sue Barnes, founder of Subz Pants and Pads and Project Dignity.
Since its inception in 2010, Project Dignity has donated over 140, 000 packs nationwide, with the list of schools and organisations requiring assistance constantly growing.
“We’re aware that teenage girls, who can’t afford sanitary pads are taking time off school and that impacts their education. As our primary focus at ActionCOACH is education, we felt supporting Project Dignity would be an opportunity for us to make a meaningful contribution and a difference in the lives of these young women,” said Darryn Le Grange, business coach and owner.