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Help give our girls the comfort & confidence to #StayfreeToLearn

Stayfree® knows that the lack of sanitary pads can cause girls to feel vulnerable and uncomfortable during their period. This can even cause girls to miss school to avoid further discomfort. While providing girls with free sanitary pads is beneficial, it’s only one aspect of a complex problem.

Stayfree® believes that every girl should have access to:

  • Education about puberty to understand her natural cycle
  • Clean bathroom facilities to manage her menstrual hygiene at school
  • Access to sanitary pads at school

So how is Stayfree® helping our girls?

Stayfree® is very proud of our partnership with with the Small Projects Foundation to grow the BRIGHT FUTURES Programme in changing the fate of girls across South Africa. In addition to supplying girls with Stayfree® pads to attend class during their period, this programme educates young girls about puberty and maintains toilets to create a safe, supportive environment.

Every year, the #StayfreeToLearn Schools Programme educates over 500 000 girls about puberty and menstrual hygiene. This helps girls to understand that what they are experiencing is both natural and normal, and helps them to grow their self-confidence.

As of 2017, the Schools Programme will run in the following provinces: Gauteng, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Western Cape

And how can you help our girls?

With your help, Stayfree can reach even more girls with over 2 million pads in 2017.

Help us keep girls comfortable in school. Buy 1 Stayfree®, Help Keep 1 Girl in School*

It costs R70 to get 1 girl child through the Bright Futures Programme. If you would like to make a financial donation to this programme, please click through to our donation portal below:

Click here to make a donation to the BRIGHT FUTURES Programme

No girl should have to sacrifice her education because of something as natural and normal as a period, help our girls #StayfreeToLearn.

* For every pack of Stayfree bought, Stayfree will donate a pad to last one girl a full school day. Campaign is valid until 31 March 2017, only in major participating retailers.

Although there are no statistics that can confirm exactly how many South African girls miss school due to menstruation, anecdotal evidence suggests that it does have an impact. All girls deserve the right to dignity and need as much support as possible to stay in school.