Lions Ladies donate sanitary towels

KIND GESTURE: King William’s Town Lions Club Ladies posing with, from left, Breidbach Secondary Head Les Mara, deputy head Ricky Alexander, head girl Kamvelihle Makwetu, and head prefects Lianne Weimers, Robyn Stevens and Bernay Vers during the handover of sanitary towels last week.
Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

LAST Wednesday was a joyful day for Breidbach Secondary school head and girl leaders after receiving boxes of sanitary towels donated by the King William’s Town Lions Club Ladies.

The Lions Ladies handed over six boxes of sanitary towels to the head girl and prefects in the presence of their principal Les Mara and deputy Ricky Alexander at a special gathering at the schools’ staff room.

Lions Lady Wendy Mauer said the sanitary towels were collected through sponsorships from business and contributions made from their pockets.

“This is a pilot project which we have collectively decided to implement from this year onwards and more schools will be identified to benefit,” said Mauer.

Fellow Lady and retired teacher Marlene Moses said some girls are not so fortunate to afford sanitary towels which resulted in them not attending school.

“We want all learners, boys and girls to be at school and in class every day, in a happy mood and at ease to enjoy their studies without any discomfort,” said Moses.

Breidbach Secondary head girl Kamvelihle Makwetu described the donation as a ‘very lovely and much-needed gesture’

“There is indeed a struggle for some girls to buy sanitary towels because they just can’t afford it and this contribution by these kind hearted people today is much appreciated from the bottom of our hearts,” Makwetu said.

“It is useful, a necessity and undoubtfully a great help for a lot of girls.”

Mara enchoed Makwetu’s sentiments and commended the Lions Ladies for the gesture.

“We appreciate your visit and the generous donation of sanitary towels to our girls and would like to encourage you to continue with the good work you,” added Mara.

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