THE GIRLPOWER VIBEZ PROJECT
Startling research shows that young women from South Africa’s underprivileged communities can miss up to one quarter of every academic year due to their menstrual cycle. Without access to the feminine hygiene products they need, these girl students are forced to skip school and stay home during their period. This leads to many of them dropping out of school altogether.
Not only does this have a devastating impact on their education, it also damages their self-esteem and potential to develop into South Africa’s next generation of empowered female leaders.
Empowering girls to achieve – every day
While the menstrual cycle is a natural part of every girl’s life, it shouldn’t stand in the way of their academic progress. The GirlPower Vibez Project was launched by the Tenya Foundation NPC in August 2019.
This donation-driven initiative is dedicated to providing the sanitary products and support these girls need to attend school every day and reach their full potential.