Cleric entreats men to be part of efforts towards girls hygiene

2017-12-21 06:00
MP Nceba Hinana and Bishop Zamuxolo Mfihlo handover sanitary towels in Gugulethu on Sunday.

MP Nceba Hinana and Bishop Zamuxolo Mfihlo handover sanitary towels in Gugulethu on Sunday.

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“There needs to be more men taking interest in the issue of lack of access to sanitary hygiene by young girls in our community.”

These are the words of Bishop Zamuxolo Mfihlo of the Apostolic Amen Church in Gugulethu, who recently donated about 50 packs of sanitary pads to young girls in Gugulethu.

Mfihlo said that men should not shy away from the subject because it has been taboo to talk about it in the past.

“We need to understand that this is a natural eventuality and that we need to look out for these young people who come from poor backgrounds. There will be a bigger impact if more men talk about it and take action,” said Mfihlo.

He, along with his wife, decided that they should give local lasses an early Christmas present last Sunday.

“We understand that in some families poverty is a serious concern and that some of these children will not get Christmas presents. So if that happens we want them to know that they have received some gifts from us,” he said.

The church had collected children from Sandile Park, Gxagxa, Kanana and around Gugulethu.

He also thanked DA provincial Member of Parliament Nceba Hinana who not only donated to the course but was also present at the handover as a guest.

“We really do need a government that avails itself for just causes in the community.

We are grateful to Mr Hinana for coming through for us,” he said.

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