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Pad Princess is raising funds to make sure each of the ladies at the MCK School for the Deaf has a menstral care kit so they don’t miss anymore school days.


Johannesburg, South Africa (21 September 2023) – A group called ‘Kindness like Confetti’ (KLC), based in Linden, Gauteng, spreads kindness far and wide! They have a flagship project called ‘The Pad Princess’ which was created to combat period poverty in South Africa.

Research shows that one in seven South African school-going girls report not having enough sanitary products for each period in the past three months and that this lack of access to sanitary wear and adequate sanitation facilities can affect a girl’s attendance at school by 25% per year as a result.

In honour of International Day of the Deaf (23rd of September 2023) , the team are hoping to support the female learners at the MCK School for the Deaf. Providing each young lady with a menstrual care kit.

“Girls don’t always have the privilege to go to school when they are on their period. Even more than that, some girls cannot ask for the help they need when they’re on their period.

At The Pad Princess, we allow you to flow through life with dignity with our Menstrual Care Kit.

In support of International day of the Deaf on 23 September we aim to give Menstrual Care Kits to the learners at MCK School for the Deaf.”

The fact that young women and girls miss school due to not having access to sanitary products is mind-blowing. The Pad Princess is changing this and offering young ladies the opportunity to continue doing the things they love, like going to school and playing sports.

“The Pad Princess collects and distributes all types of menstrual products with the aim of keeping girls in school.  We provide free menstrual products to girls so they may increase their attendance at school. We work with dynamic organisations and schools in impoverished areas who help us reach those in need. We believe that the cost of hygiene products and the difficulties in managing periods play a key role in keeping girls out of school. Young girls can miss out on average of 2 1/2 months of education a year. Many families have to choose between buying pads or food – tough choices.”

They are hoping to raise R150,000 which will be used towards helping young ladies with special needs gain access to their helpful period panties and menstrual care kits. This campaign will make the world of difference to young women who need it most.

“Learners with special educational needs face unique challenges when it comes to managing their periods, including those who use wheelchairs. Princess Period Panties are designed to address these challenges and assist LSEN (Learners with Special Educational Needs) learners in effectively managing their periods. Notably, Princess Period Panties offer a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option, as they can be washed and reused for up to five years.”

To contribute to this campaign, check out the BackaBuddy fund here.

Below you can see everything that is added to the menstrual care kit as well as more about the period panties.

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