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Deputy Minister to deliver a keynote address at the launch of sanitary pads project:18 Sept

18 September 2014

18 Sep 2014

The Deputy Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will on Thursday 18 September 2014 deliver a speech at the launch of Sanitary Pads Project led by Proudly South African in Partnership with Sun International and Proctor and Gamble (P&G). Almost nine million young South African girls aged between 13 – 19 miss up to a week of school due to the fact that they cannot afford sanitary products.

The slogan for this campaign is “Empowering Girls in Schools” which aims to restore dignity of young girls and add impetus to efforts around mass distribution of sanitary products to disadvantaged girls in schools across the nation. The launch will be a symbolic handover of sanitary products to two schools in Alexandra, namely: Minerva High School and Alexandra Secondary school. The deputy Minister will also be part of the panel discussion that will convene at the launch.

As part of Thusong Service Centre Week the Deputy Minister will conclude her day by visiting Moretele Thusong Centre to interact with stakeholders and beneficiaries of Thusong services. Members of the media are invited to attend as follows:

Media Programme

Part 1: Launch of Sanitary Products Projects
Time: 09h00-11h00
Venue: Maslow hotel, Sandton
Part 2: Annual Thusong Service Centre Week
Time: 13h00 – 15h00
Venue: Leretlhabetse Thusong Service Centre

Media RSVPs and enquiries should be forwarded to Nthabeleng Mokitimi on 081 308 0193.

Issued by: Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)

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