The Department of Social Development started a programme that distributes sanitary towels and other basic toiletries to learners from disadvantaged schools.
Tshoki Tshabalala, HOD of the Department of Social Development, spoke to 702's Xolani Gwala about the programme and the issue of children's basic right to dignity.
Tshabalala said the initiative was started in 2011 and targets boys and girls from low-fee or disadvantaged schools.
The dignity pack consists of basic toiletries like deodorant, Vaseline, toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper and pads. We target both girls and boys.— Tshoki Tshabalala, HOD of the Department of Social Development
She added that the programme gives out 20 000 packs to 200 disadvantaged schools in Gauteng.
Tshabalala also urged society at large to also get involved and help by donating money or the basic toiletries.
Interested people can contact her 082 469 0845.
This article first appeared on 702 : Providing sanitary towels is about children's basic right to dignity