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Sanitary Pads Distribution
Impilo Collection Foundation is passionate about fighting menstrual poverty in South Africa and partners with the City of Ekuhuleni to distribute one ton of sanitary pads to three areas of the region: Alberton, Tembisa and Benoni during the month of March.
The first leg of the drive was at the Amcare Centre in Alberton. The centre has supported over 700 girls between 3 and 21, focusing specifically on victims of domestic violence and people living with HIV and AIDS, giving them home-based care and skills development to help the girls regain their dignity.
The second stop for the foundation’s team and volunteers was the Bophelong Empilweni New Life Centre in Tembisa. The Centre caters to over 120 girls between the ages of 6 to 21, offering social services such as counselling, after-care and other after school programs as well as protection for children coming from abusive homes.
Our final stop sanitary pad distribution drive was at the Kids Haven Children’s Home in Benoni. Here, over 200 girls between 3 and 21 are taking care of and supported, with special focus paid on skills development for girls in high school and varsity.
The social warriors got an opportunity to interact with the young girls and women and encouraged them to make the most of the help and support they receive by working hard for their futures so that they can be empowered to assist others.
1) Alberton Amcare received 23 bags (230 packs)