Passionate about helping teenage girls

SUPPORTING UNINTERRUPTED EDUCATION THROUGH
MENSTRUAL SUPPORT PROGRAMMES

CARING4GIRLS

No Pads = No School! PERlOD!!

Being a creator of life should not be a prison sentence. Yet for over 2,1 million young women growing up in poverty in South Africa, the very fact that they menstruate is a significant reason they will stay imprisoned in poverty.

Education is one of the most powerful forces in financial empowerment. Study after study has shown that educating girls is one of the most effective ways to shift entire communities out of poverty. Being literate and numerate makes economic empowerment and self sufficiency significantly more likely for a women which in turn give her choices. They can getjob, start a business and by doing so transform their own life as well as the lives of those around her.

BUT

To have this chance and this choice means actually getting educated and getting educated means actually being in school. Girls living in poverty typically use and reuse old rags, leaves, sand, bark and newspaper during their periods. This combined with poor toilet facilities makes menstrual management seriously difficult and fear of embarrassing leaks and stains combined with cultural taboos is a huge factor in teenage girls missing large numbers of school days. In South Africa 1 in 10 girls miss 5 school days a month and up to 50 days a year causing them to fall behind and drop out of school.

This is why The Wealth Chef is so passionate about helping teenage girls with menstruation management and supports #Caring4Girls in two big ways.

FIRST: Climbing to the top of Africa – Mt Kilimanjaro – Ann Wilson The Wealth Chef is climbing to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and money for Caring4Girls with every step. More information at www.trek4mandela.com.

SECOND: We will dedicate a percentage of our Financial Freedom University  revenue to help free girls to get the education they deserve to live the life they deserve.

It costs R30 ($1.90) to keep one girl in school for one month or R360 ($23) to keep one girl in school for one year.

R30 per month or R360 per year covers the following:

  • Purchase of sanitary pads
  • Puberty training
  • Caring4Girls/ Puberty education booklet
  • Drawstring bag
  • Transportation or delivery
  • Project management fee

Our goal is to support 200 girls for a year by me climbing Kili and people sponsoring each step I do!

Thank you so much for your support!

If you are in South Africa and wish to donate, please SMS “ANN” to 42513!

If you are anywhere in the world, please donate here:

Please support our goal of sponsoring 200 girls with sanitary pads for a year.