Drive to collect pads a success

2017-05-09 06:00
Supporters of the Margo Hilda Foundation after the sanitary pads and fitness drive held at Pinelands police sport field last Saturday.

Supporters of the Margo Hilda Foundation after the sanitary pads and fitness drive held at Pinelands police sport field last Saturday.

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The Margo Hilda Foundation from Pinelands has partnered with Love Life for its sanitary pad and fitness drive.

The partnership was established last weekend at the campaign day held at Pinelands police sport field.

The drive on Saturday 29 April was part of an ongoing campaign to collect 10 000 sanitary pads and soap for schoolgirls.

Margo Fortune, founder of the Margo Hilda Foundation, says the drive was a success and she is happy to have attracted more stakeholders to support the initiative.

She says Love Life will conduct workshops on distribution days at various schools.

Educating girls“The Love Life team will be active with the foundation when we distribute the sanitary pads and soap to the young girls by conducting ground-breaking activities covering health topics in a fun way.

“The heart of this initiative at the moment is to inform the young girls about their bodily changes and to prepare them as they enter womanhood and continue providing a system that will sustain them as they grow and develop to become future leaders,” Fortune says.

First beneficiaryBokmakierie Primary School in Athlone will be the first beneficiary to receive collected pads.

The delivery should take place on Monday 22 May.

Lizelle Solomon of Love Life says they are happy about the partnership as it mostly supports what Love Life is about.

“We support this initiative because it is very important to have them in communities to help young people,” says Solomon.

The drive last weekend was also supported by Miss Cape Town finalist Silulundi Coki, who donated a number of packets of sanitary pads and soaps.

Giving the main address at the drive, Coki told youth to never give up on their dreams despite their circumstances.V For more information contact the Margo Hilda Foundation on 021 531 4743 or margohildafoundation@­gmail.com.

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