Campaign set to benefit girls

2017-11-22 06:00
At least 9 400 girls from 72 rural schools in the John Toalo Gaetsewe District are set to benefit from the newly-launched JTG sanitary towel drive campaign launched by Martha Bartlett, the Northern Cape MEC for Education. Photo: Supplied

At least 9 400 girls from 72 rural schools in the John Toalo Gaetsewe District are set to benefit from the newly-launched JTG sanitary towel drive campaign launched by Martha Bartlett, the Northern Cape MEC for Education. Photo: Supplied

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At least 9 400 girls from 72 rural schools in the John Taolo Gaetsewe (JTG) District are set to benefit from the newly-launched JTG Sanitary Towel Drive Campaign launched by the Northern Cape MEC for Education, Martha Bartlett.

Bartlett launched the campaign in Kathu on Monday, 13 November.

The campaign is set to provide monthly support for female learners.

The campaign was motivated by the inability of countless girls to afford sanitary protection, countless girls The launch was motivated by the sad reality that due to the lack of affordability of sanitary protection, they lack the of celebrating womanhood.

“Their time of the month becomes a time of shame, embarrassment and stigmatisation, with dire consequences for the girls’ education and, consequently, their futures,” Bartlett said in her speech.

The campaign was made possible through a partnership with the Kumba Mine, Khumani Mine, Sishen Solar Facility, the Kathu Solar Park and the Kelebogile Trust.

“When we say that education is a social responsibility, this is what we really mean.

“Thank you very much for your generosity and passion in education,” the MEC said in thanking the sponsors.

“This sanitary towel campaign is not just about supplying sanitary towels to young women – it is about making significant life-changing differences.

“The campaign not only enables girls to attend their classes regularly, but improves on the government’s goal of making access to education simpler. This will eventually ensure better economic exposure for young women.”

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