Dischem Foundation's Million Comforts campaign visits Phefeni Secondary School
The Dis-Chem Foundation launched its annual Million Comforts campaign, where they partner with shoppers and many of the major feminine hygiene brands, to donate millions of sanitary pads to girls who don’t have access to them, with the objective of keeping girls in schools. The public can donate sanitary towels between June 17 and July 31 this year to make sure that no girl misses school because of her gender. Committed to changing the lives of all South Africans, the Dis-Chem Foundation has placed branded drop off bins in over 130 Dis-Chem Pharmacies countrywide.
Major feminine hygiene product suppliers: Always, Kotex, Lil-lets, Stayfree and Libresse have once again committed to matching in-store purchases of their products Like for Like.
Last year, 10million pads were donated through the Million Comforts initiative.
The Dis-Chem foundation works with Caring4Girls, who distribute the pads to schools in rural and underprivileged areas across the country, along with puberty and menstrual hygiene training and try to educate the learners, to debunk social taboos around menstruation.
Million Comforts and Caring4Girls seeks to answer the twin problem of sanitary towels and social taboos – with your help.
The Dischem Foundation, along with 947's Mmasea Petje, visited the Phefeni Senior Secondary School in Soweto in this edition of the Million Comforts campaign, which forms part of our Random Acts of Kindness initiative.
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