Sanitary Towel Project
The overall goal of this project is to distribute sanitary pads to young women from impoverished backgrounds in the JTG, Tsantsabane and Thabazimbi municipalities. Identified schools received sanitary towels for distribution. The aim is to assist young women to attend school and perform at their best during their cycle.
The specific project objectives included:
- To minimize the number of days girls missed going to school through providing them with sanitary pads;
- To demystify that menstruation is a curse in the community;
- To empower young women to have the opportunity to participate in their daily activities effectively and meaningfully contribute to their communities; and
- To decrease the psycho-social challenges many young women face in the rural areas.
(Joe Morolong) Pako Middle School (ongoing from 2018
(Joe Morolong) Kopano Middle School (ongoing from 2018)
(Tsantsabane) Assmang Primary school (2019)
(Tsantababe) HTT Bidi Primary school (2019)
(Gamagara) Maikaielelo Primary School (2020)
(Ga-Segonyana) Relekile Primary School (2020)
(Joe Morolong) Tongwane Middle school (2020)
(Ga-Segonyana) Vlakfontein Primary school (2020)
(Tsantsabane) Agang Thuto Primary (2020)
(Joe Morolong) K S Shuping High school (2020)
SIOC-CDT's primary goal is to implement sustainable socio-economic initiatives through partnering with key stakeholders to ensure that beneficiary communities have sustainable income and are empowered to thrive beyond the lifespan of the mine.