Hudson Park grade 11 pupil Anesipo Mana is on a mission to help female students in Stutterheim by organising a sanitary pad drive.
The drive is being run through the Sisonke Foundation, which Mana founded in May this year.
“I started the Sisonke Foundation, which translates to ‘We’re all in this together’.
“I started because I was at school and I didn’t have a sanitary pad at that moment. It made me think how others survive in this situation,” she said.
Mana said she was asking the East London community to donate sanitary pads, which she will then distribute to students in Stutterheim on a regular basis.
“I’ll collect the pads personally and take them to Stutterheim when I go home,” she said.
“I’m planning on running it as long as I can.
“What I’m planning on doing is giving three or four pads per person each term.”
To donate, contact Mana at 081-271-8761 or 061-296-2727.