Project Dignity, a non-profit extension of Subz Pants and Pads, donated packs of reusable Subz Pants and Pads to a Tongaat-based school in honour of Mandela Day.
Project Dignity, a non-profit extension of Subz Pants and Pads, donated packs of reusable Subz Pants and Pads to three schools in three provinces, including KwaZulu-Natal, in honour of Mandela Day.
The non-profit organisation gave away reusable sanitary wear to schoolgirls from the disadvantaged community of Tongaat.
Project Dignity assures that the donation of pads ensure that no school days are missed because of a lack of access to sanitary wear.
Having donated over 140, 000 packs of pads nationwide the Project Dignity made a stop at a Tongaat-based school as part of its philanthropy.
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“We committed to donating a minimum of 67 packs of Subz Pants and Pads at each of the three schools, but we managed to surpass the target through the generous donations received. Although, we perform these school activations throughout the year, it is always something special celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela by ensuring schoolgirls are attending classes with confidence and dignity,” Sue Barnes, founder of Subz Pants and Pads and Project Dignity said.
Distributed through Project Dignity, the Subz Pants and Pads packs consist of a set of reusable sanitary pads and accompanying panties.
Barnes revealed that the reusable sanitary pads and accompanying panties can be washed and reused, making them both economically and environmentally advantageous.
Founder of the NPO, Arianne Hayes-Hill, explained that there are several young girls in this impoverished community, who attend the local schools and really battle to afford any form of sanitary protection so they often stay home from school.
“We are involved with this project because we believe it will make a significant difference in the lives of the girls – giving them dignity and allowing them to be ‘active and normal’ throughout the month. We are truly excited to be involved in this initiative and see the impact it will have in these girls’ lives,” Hayes-Hill said.