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Trek4Mandela’s sanitary towel campaign is making a big impact: Hatang – SABC News

The annual trek up Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, to raise money to buy sanitary napkins for African schoolgirls who can’t afford them, has started again.

The first Trek4Mandela campaign was launched in 2012. Since the start of the campaign, many girls have received free sanitary napkins.

The challenge of menstrual hygiene is enormous on the African continent. According to the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang, the campaign had a huge impact.

“Here in Tanzania, every activity involves going to a school to provide sanitary pads. One of the most encouraging moments was when a child we met in 2015 wrote to Imbumba that “I was one of those girls who benefited from sanitary pads”. So we can’t wait to meet him and go back to his school to share. He is studying pharmacy. That’s why we do what we do. To give young people a second chance.”



Trek4Mandela’s sanitary towel campaign is making a big impact: Hatang – SABC News

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