Keep a Girl in School goes the extra mile

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THROUGH her Keep a Girl in School initiative, Buffalo Flats resident Dinika Rooy has donated sanitary towels to various schools around Buffalo City.

MAKING A DIFFRENCE: Through her initiative, Keep a Girl in School, Dinika Rooy, front left, recently distributed sanitary towels to five primary schools around Buffalo City. Parkside Primary school were one of the recipients Picture: SUPPLIED

Lujiza Public, Parkside and AW Barnes primary schools were among the five schools Rooy’s initiative has aided.

“On behalf of Keep a Girl in School, I would like to take the opportunity to thank East London for their generous donations of sanitary towels in support of my initiative. Each packet makes a huge difference,” Rooy said.

Now a registered non-profit organisation, Keep a Girl in School aims to continue providing feminine hygiene products to disadvantaged school girls within the Buffalo City Municipality region through donations from community members.

Rooy is calling out to other community groups and members to join the organisation in the hopes of expanding the initiative in other areas such as Mdantsane and King William’s Town.

“The generosity and support from everyone so far has been amazing and I hope to keep going and keep as many girls in school as possible,” Rooy said.

For anyone interested in supporting Keep a Girl in School, please visit their Facebook page or contact Rooy at keepagirlinschoolel@gmail.com

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