. We understand that while providing girls with free sanitary pads is beneficial, it’s only one aspect of a more complex problem.
So how is Stayfree® helping our girls?
Every year, the #StayfreeToLearn Schools Programme educates over 600 000 girls about puberty and menstrual hygiene. This helps girls to understand that what they are experiencing is both natural and normal, and helps them to grow their self-confidence.
In addition to our own educational programme, Stayfree® is also in partnership with the Small Projects Foundation to grow the BRIGHT FUTURES Programme. Over and above supplying girls with Stayfree® pads to attend class during their period, this programme further addresses puberty issues and helps maintain toilets to create a safe, supportive environment.
And how can you help our girls?
There are 2 ways to help:
With your help, Stayfree can reach even more girls with over 2 million pads in 2017. With every pack of Stayfree® purchased, 1 pad will be donated to help keep 1 Girl in school.*
It costs R70 to get 1 girl child through the Bright Futures Programme. If you would like to make a financial donation to the SMALL PROJECTS FOUNDATION to assist with this program, please click through to our donation portal below:
No girl should have to sacrifice her education because of something as natural and normal as a period, help our girls #StayfreeToLearn.
*For every pack of Stayfree bought, Stayfree will donate a pad to last one girl a full school day. Campaign is valid until 31 March 2017, only in major participating retailers.
Although there are no statistics that can confirm exactly how many South African girls miss school due to menstruation, anecdotal evidence suggests that it does have an impact. All girls deserve the right to dignity and need as much support as possible to stay in school.