My School Project Dignity

Money raised by My School is all thanks to anyone that has the card and swipes it, it costs nothing and makes a huge difference! Recently R37.5K was raised!

 

The My School Card is a loyalty type card, you just swipe it when shopping at one of it’s partner stores. It has three programmes like My School, My Villiage and My Planet. It’s completely free! And every swipe makes a difference to three beneficiaries.

If you have a card you can nominate beneficiaries that you would like to support, then when you swipe a donation is made on your behalf but without costing you extra. Even better is that you get access to instant savings. If you don’t have a card you can easily apply for one online here.

Recently a donation was made to Project Dignity by My School, together swipes raised a total of R 37,500.00 which will help the project assist girls and young woman gain access to sanitary wear.

The aim of Project Dignity is to reduce absenteeism and dropout rates in schools and increase opportunities for girls to complete their education with dignity.

The donation will ensure that 214 girls get SUBZ sanitary pads, meaning that they won’t miss school or be embarrassed by their own bodies. The sanitary pads are re-usable, ‘green peace’ products that will last up to 5 years and are biodegradable so they won’t clog up landfills when discarded.

Subz Packs are distributed to young girls aged 10-19 years in schools and communities through Project Dignity.

There are 7 000 000 school girls in South Africa who don’t have access to sanitary pads as they cannot afford them. Most girls are from child headed homes where there is no one to talk to and educate them on sexual health.

Through Project Dignity we give the girls their basic education they deserve. Their dignity is kept intact and we empower them to be the best they can. We grow their self-esteem by educating them on their bodies and sexual rights.

Project Dignity was started by Sue Barnes and it has distributed 38,000 pads so far! Just amazing!


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Sources: My Com / Project Dignity 

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