Tebogo Msimanga |
Sanitary products remain essential goods, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic when supply lines for these products have been affected. Some learners miss school because of lack of sanitary towels. A sad reality which no one should be subjected to.
Deputy Minister in the presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize on Friday, received hygiene products from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
The UNFPA’s country representative Beatrice Mutali revealed that to date, the organisation has contributed a total rand value of R 2 027 928, 70 menstrual health and hygiene products across the country. “We really appreciate the work done.”
“The Deputy Minister is receiving three month’s supply of sanitary towels and soap for 250 girls. The Donation from the Humanitarian Emergency Fund of the UNFPA aims to restore the dignity of women and girls through the provision of sanitary towels and improve hygiene by providing soap and masks,” said Beatrice Mutali.
A list of beneficiary organisations assisting women and girls in the Eastern Cape and KZN have already been identified to receive the donated items.