A project to keep girls in school by providing them with sanitary packs is being driven by the Rotary Club of Randburg (D9400) and a number of organisations that
it has collaborated with. Research has shown that most girls miss up to 7 days of schooling a month due to a lack of sanitary packs. The project provides 30 girls at
Khensani’s Collection, an organisation that offers extra lessons in Diepsloot township, with sanitary packs for the whole year.
For its final sanitary pack distribution, the club received $1 000 from the Rotary Club of Belleville (D7070, Canada), bras from Bras & Books, panty liners and menstrual cups from the Million Girls Foundation and sanitary pads from Dainfern Square Property Management
The packs were distributed in May and the event included lessons on menstrual cycles, how to use menstrual cups and the impact of teenage pregnancy. The packs included menstrual cups of three sizes, a three month supply of panty liners and pads, underwear, soap, lotion, deodorant and a towel.
Top: This project has distributed comprehensive sanitary packs (above) to school girls at Khensani’s Collection.
The menstrual cups are reusable for 10 years and for the next 4 months, the club will give the girls lessons on how to use and clean them as well as deal with any issues they might be experiencing with their cycles. The programme will be extended to include teenage mums when they return to school after the delivery of their babies.