A compassionate and steadfast Soweto born and bred Director of a Non Profit Organization, Yellow Cover is planning to roll out a charity campaign that will give back to young girls at her former Primary and Secondary Schools and ultimately the entire community in most parts of Gauteng.
Lebo Ntsoebea, a philanthropist who grew up in Mofolo plan and strives to keep adolescent and needy girls in school during their monthly cycles by distributing the much needed sanitary towels.
Furthermore Ntsoebea has urged stakeholders with a open heart and financial muscle who wish to give a helping hand to this campaign to come on board and feel free to contact her.
According to her this initiative will encompass girls from Grade 5 to 7 and will also organize trainings, questions and answers sessions to give girls a forum to discuss related issues along with female educators and staff members within the school setting.
“Female pupils face great challenges in terms of hygiene and sanitation. For girls who are menstruating, these problems compound the difficulties posed by the inability to afford sanitary towels as well as cultural taboos around menstruation. As a result, many girls miss on average four days of school every month which is over a month in a year, meaning they fall behind in class and sometimes even drop out of school altogether.”
Pressed why? She opted to kick-start a project of this magnitude.
She said, “Charity begins at home. This is a charitable initiative that will curtail indulgence in love affairs at an early age.”
Ntsoebea also highlighted and stressed that the solution to this conundrum is that girls will not have to miss school simply because they are menstruating.
“They will know that they can discuss problems connected to menstruation with health extension workers, other healthcare professionals who may be available as well as their immediate teachers. Ultimately have club of their own where they can address the issue to the larger community and also develop self-confidence among their peers.”
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The first phase of pilot project will start at Mohloding Primary in White City Jabavu.
Yellow cover will soon be on the driving seat of another charitable project that will champion the distribution of school uniforms, toiletry, food and beverage around Gauteng.
Stake holders wishing to donate can contact organizers at
061 536 4688/071 877 5835.
Alternatively monetary donations can be channelled to FNB Business Acc; 62795927816.
The sanitary pads can also be dropped off at.
- 23603 Pinapple Street, Protea Glen- Graceland Day Care.
- 2 Le blanch, Chloorkop, Kempton Park- Graceland Day Care.
- 8324 Mputhi Street, White City Jabavu-Interface 8324.
- 21059 Zone 14 Sebokeng- Surgery (Serve the nation).
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