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.