Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams hands over menstrual cups to learners at Tshegofatsong Special School, 7 May

4 May 2016

Ensuring a happy period, restoring the sanitary dignity of young women at Tshegofatsong Special School for the severely disabled

The Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has joined forces with Serithi Campaign to provide menstrual cups to 61 learners at Tshegofatsong Special School in Mamelodi East, Pretoria.

The campaign aims to curb the growing crisis of girls in schools facing absenteeism due to being unequipped for their menstrual cycle, by providing them with a sustainable solution - Mina Menstrual Cups.

When used properly, the completely pain free and convenient Mina Menstrual Cup is the best feminine hygiene product for women which collects up to three times more fluid than a tampon and lasts up to five years.

The media is hereby invited to be part of this special handover event which will take place as follows:

Date: 7 May 2016
Venue: Tshegofatsong Special School, 20853\4 Netshibupfe-Nkina Street, Bufferzone, Mamelodi East
Time: 13h00 – 15h00

Journalists will be afforded interviews and photo opportunities.

Media RSVPs: please contact Pakeng Matsetse on 082 297 9556 or pakeng@gcis.gov.za

Enquiries:
Peter Gumede
Cell: 083 570 8080

Nthabeleng Mokitimi
Cell: 073 222 5522

Issued by GCIS on behalf of the Ministry of Communications

Year: 
2016
Media Statement date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016