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Caring 4 Girls

Caring4Girls is a sanitary towels distribution programme which strives to help keep adolescent girls in school during their monthly cycles.

The programme was started in 2012 after Imbumba founder, Richard Mabaso, overhead a fearful conversation between his mom and niece about menstruation, which to this day is deemed taboo by many societies. Realising that this fear and lack of understanding existed, even within his own family, Richard initiated the Caring4Girls programme to address the problem on a national scale.


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Research has shown that underprivileged girls can miss up to 50 days of school per year due to lack of access to adequate feminine hygiene. Girls’ choice of menstrual hygiene materials are often limited by cost, availability and social norms. Menstruation is a barrier to education for many of our girls and restricts their opportunities for involvement in educational and sports activities.

The Caring4Girls programme creates a voice for girls. In addition to distributing sanitary materials. Caring4Girls provides health education on puberty and adolescence, to demystify menstrual related myths and break down societal taboos. The project catalyses and promotes positive body literacy and autonomy, as well as gender equality.

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Programme Education And Training Focus Areas:

Physical and emotional changes associated with puberty
Menstrual hygiene management
Building self-confidence and self-respect
Handling, usage and disposal of sanitary towels in poor and rural schools or communities

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