Mandela Day project to keep girls at school


The drive to provide sanitary towels for disadvantaged young rural women is taking a step forward at the birthplace of former president, Nelson Mandela in the Eastern Cape.


A machine that will produce sanitary pads is to be put in production at Mvezo outside Mthatha tomorrow - the birth date of Madiba.  It will be the first of its kind in rural South Africa, producing two-thousand-500 pads per day. The pads are sterilised before packaging, costing 60 cents to produce one.


Chief of Mvezo and Madiba's grandson, Nkosi Mandla Mandela says a number of famous women will attend the event. “A delegation led by Julia Molley, the founder of Beauty with a Purpose as well as the current Miss World will be here with other three former Miss World. They are with Ankari Innovation, which is an Indian based company that is donating a machine that is worth $50 000 to produce sanitary towels”, says Nkosi Mandela.


“We will be empowering local women in the community to be able to produce these sanitary towels for the young girls at school”, Mandela adds.



Source: sabc news



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