Project Dignity at Nomfomela Primary

2017-05-10 06:02

THOUSANDS of school hours are missed annually by school-going girls throughout South Africa, particularly in the rural areas, because of a lack of menstrual sanitation products.  

To reduce school absenteeism and improve educational benefits, KZN resident, Sue Barnes, developed Subz Pants and Pads, a reusable, eco-friendly sanitary pad.

Project Dignity, the non-profit extension of the organisation, distributes sponsored Subz packs to girls in schools and communities in rural areas across the country,

On Thursday, 20 April, 75 Grade 6 and 7 pupils at Nomfomela Primary School in Keates Drift received reusable sanitary packs through the combined efforts of Subz Pants and Pads, Pad Drive KZN and fund-raising undertaken by “100 for the Homey’s” (a foundation which identifies needy causes and raises funds to meet those needs) and Durban Girls College.   
Through concerted fund-raising in February, with donations made by Durban Girls College, 75 sanitary packs were purchased. Pad Drive KZN – which finds funding for sanitary pads needed for school-goers in the 11 schooling districts in KwaZulu-Natal - assisted in sourcing the school.

Distribution was made with Hlengiwe Khoza, Pad Drive KZN, giving an informative talk on puberty and menstruation while Subz Pants and Pads’ Brenda McCann gave a demonstration on the care and use of the product. 

For more information or to get involved, visit or - Olivia Jones Communications.



To reduce school absenteeism and improve educational benefits ... Sue
Barnes developed Subz Pants and Pads

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