YCLSA Josie Mpama District
26 February 2017
The YCLSA in Josie Mpama District (Free State Province) is embarking on a Sanitary towels campaign as part of our Joe Slovo Right to Learn Campaign. YCLSA maintains no girl should have to miss school because she does not have sanitary protection. Since condoms are for free, sanitary towels must also be for free. For many girls from poor backgrounds, the onset of puberty marks a sharp decline in school attendance and could even lead to their dropping out of school completely.
One of the reasons for us to launch this campaign is around the concern of high drop-out rate in schools due to lack of sanitary protection and lack of knowledge around puberty... One of our roles as the marxist leninist youth organization is to empower female learners and to keep them in school through providing them with puberty education, sanitary protection, and motivation to stay in school
Menstruation should not be a prohibited subject, there is nothing shocking, dirty, embarrassing or shameful about it. it's not always the case that every women and girl can afford a sanitary towel. We are calling on members of the community to donate and contribute towards this noble cause.
Issued by YCLSA Josie Mpama District
District Spokesperson and Head of Communications