The Period Project South Africa NPC is celebrating five years of giving in July, when the founder, Cecilé-Ann Pearce celebrates her birthday. In 2015, she chose to receive sanitary towels as gifts so that at least 50 young women could get a chance at completing Grade 12 without it being interrupted by a period.
What turned out to be a small gesture, changed the course of the intention, and to date more than 3000 women at schools, communities, youth organisations, sports groups have received almost a year's supply each of sanitary towels. This would not have been possible, if it was not for all the support it has received over the five years from family, friends, corporates, non-government organisations, runners in the Cape Town Marathon and an annual biker event, hosted by Ikhozi Lendlela MCC since 2016.
The areas it has managed to reach, stretch far and wide in the Western Cape Province, with requests for assistance coming from the Provinces of Limpopo, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Northern Cape.
Across the world, a pandemic caused by Covid-19, has caused this charity to distribute all the stock it had on hand (even going as far as to ask some of the schools that were close, to re-donate their supply), so that the needs of the communities could be met during this time.
It is for this reason, that we are asking for your assistance in helping us ensure, that when our learners return to school, our young women will be able attend school without missing any classes, which they so desperately need to catch up on.
Thanking you in anticipation of your gift of comfort.
The Period Project South Africa