In February 2022, the team at Mincon South Africa kicked off a campaign that will help improve the quality of life for young girls at schools in the country by providing essential feminine hygiene products. The project forms part of Mincon’s global CSR programme to help create opportunities within the communities where we do business.
The first stop in this year-long campaign was at Katlehong Primary School, in the Katlehong township east of Johannesburg. The Mincon team coordinated with the school’s staff of 30 teachers to deliver a supply of feminine hygiene products to help improve the quality of life for more than 800 girls at the school. There is also a commitment from Mincon to continue assisting the school with future supply requirements.
Nolundi Dayina, Human Resource controller and CSR Champion, Mincon South Africa, said:
“The lack of sanitary pads is a leading concern for girls and young women in many poor communities around South Africa. For young girls, the lack of hygiene products impacts their dignity, equality, and health. For us at Mincon, helping schoolgirls is a small act of kindness that can have a huge impact.”
Many young girls in Africa as a whole miss 3-5 days of school each month due to the low availability or affordability of sanitary pads. Most young girls eventually end up dropping out of school. Our focus is to help young girls to meet their feminine hygiene needs and our goal is to ensure that every underprivileged girl has access to a basic life necessity so that they can continue their education.
While Katlehong Primary School was the first stop, it won’t be the only one. This initiative will also include other local schools in the region where a need for hygiene products is an urgent requirement.
Joe Purcell, CEO, Mincon Group plc, said:
“The team in South Africa are an excellent example of Mincon’s core values: they’re creating opportunities to improve lives, making a positive impact on society, and striving to make the world better for future generations. Nolundi and her colleagues can definitely be proud of the positive impact they will make with this campaign.”