Isn’t it a wonder that for as little as R29.95 you can help keep a girl in school? In our country, 2.5 million school-going girls have to stay home every month when they get their periods simply because they can’t afford sanitary pads. Girls on the Go is doing their bit to help these girls stay in school by reaching out to fellow South Africans who can spare a few rands.
Having the means to afford sanitary pads, tampons, and menstrual cups is something so many privileged women and girls take for granted, but according to UNICEF, one in ten African girls misses up to four days of school during their menstrual cycle. This is particularly concerning since sanitaryware is only now being discussed as potentially being provided for free by the government to those in need.
With the Girls on the Go campaign, you can help keep a girl child in school for as little as R29.95. With every washable, reusable sanitary pad sold at Clicks nationwide, The Clicks Helping Hand Trust will donate one pad to a girl child in need for every pad sold, or you can make a donation directly. The Girls on the Go campaign aims to educate, motivate and inspire young girls to stay in school during their menstrual cycles.
The Clicks Helping Hand Trust is a registered non-profit organisation aimed at providing healthcare and free clinic services and support to improve the health and well-being of underprivileged South Africans.
For more information visit clicks.co.za/helpingHandClinic.