Sanitary towel drive brings joy

Sinovuyo Mzongwana turned 20 last week – but instead of having a huge party with his friends, he decided to raise funds to buy sanitary towels for schoolgirls.

REACHING OUT: The “#Keepagirlinschool sanitary pad drive kicked off in Ulwazi secondary school in Mdantsane yesterday. Thanks to an initiative by Sinovuyo Mzongwana and a few friends. picture supplied

Mzongwana asked his friends to help him raise money to buy 5000 sanitary towels.

Currently a pack of 10 sanitary towels could cost anything between R30 and R60 – depending on the brand. For girls from poor households, the only option is to use a cloth as some cannot afford to buy sanitary towels.

Aware of the need, Mzongwana decided to tell friends they should not buy him gifts for his birthday but, instead, help him with his initiative focused on disadvantaged schools around East London.

And this was the start of his #keepagirlinschool sanitary drive.

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