Ubuntu – Humanity is a quality we all owe to each other.
We believe in Menstruation Rights- the RIGHT to menstrual health education, hygienic toilet facilities, and menstrual care products. Through our ‘Pay for a Pal’ program, we give you the ability to impact another life by providing a child with subsidized Sheba menstrual products. We then donate these pads to the schools and organizations in our program. Therefore, our future leaders do not have to miss school when they menstruate.
In Pay For A Pal’s Pads programme we visit various schools in disadvantaged and rural areas around South Africa and host educational sessions on menstruation, consent and body positivity. During these sessions we allow the students to ask questions and speak to our facilitators about the challenges they face socially. It is our aim to leave them more comfortable with their bodies and equipped with the knowledge of how to handle their periods, the changes their bodies may go through, consent and empowered to believe in themselves.
Long term this means a more educated and empowered youth in South Africa.
We often also collaborate with distribution partners such as the Sarah Baartman Centre for women and Children, as well as organizations such as Ndifuna Ukwazi for land justice and tenure security in Cape Town. allowing us to distribute our menstrual products to those that need them the most.