ProjectDignity sanitarywearpacks Aug2016By handing out sponsored sanitary wear packs, Project Dignity is helping girls complete their education with dignity.







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One in 10 African school-going girls misses school or drops out because of a lack of access to sanitary products.  Project Dignity aims to change that, with the help of MySchool funds, by empowering young girls through education and access to sanitary wear to reach their full potential.

To reduce school absenteeism and improve education for these young girls, KwaZulu-Natal resident Sue Barnes developed Subz Pads and Panties, by designing reusable, eco-friendly sanitary pads that clip onto 100% cotton panties which last at least five years.

Project Dignity distributes these sponsored Subz packs to girls in schools and communities in rural areas across the country. By empowering teenagers through education, the organisation has handed out over 50 000 Sanitary Pad and Panty Packs already to give girls easy access to sanitary wear. Many girls who come from poorer homes aren’t able to afford sanitary products, and make do with toilet paper, or in many instances have to share used sanitary pads.  Embarrassed and stripped of their dignity, these girls will often not go to school, or leave early until their period is over, affecting their work and potential.

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Project Dignity joined MySchool as a beneficiary to use funds raised to change the lives of at least two or three girls a month, by giving them the opportunity to finish their education with dignity.  Word has spread and Sue Barnes was recently selected to go to the prestigious Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) being held at Stanford University, California, from 22 to 24 June 2016.