Simple interventions for significant impact

On September 15th, 2017, posted in: Academic, Academic Outreach, Community, Featured, News, Service by

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Research has shown that absenteeism from school was higher among girls who had no access to sanitary towels or information about puberty. Simple interventions to assist students where this is the case can impact on the dignity of their lives significantly.

Running from the 7th to the 25th of August, Wynberg Girls hosted a Fem-kit drive to collect female products for Zimasa Community School in Langa. In the space of just under one month, the girls came together to create 80 feminine packs with each pack containing sanitary towels and tampons, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, a toothbrush and lotion.

Thankful - Fem-Kit

The girls at Zimasa were excited to receive these packs and several students wrote handwritten letters to thank us for choosing their school to work with. Many of the girls who received the packs also attend weekly tutoring sessions hosted by the Wynberg Academic Outreach Committee, and it was gratifying and rewarding for us to see their enthusiastic desire to learn.