09 November 2016 Volume :4 Issue :51

Sanitary Pad Awareness Event on Edgewood Campus

Sanitary Pad Awareness Event on Edgewood Campus
Edgewood campus Residence Life Section members handing over pad hampers to learners at Pad Drive.

The Residence Life Section on UKZN’s Edgewood campus organised a Pad Drive to increase awareness regarding problems and concerns about sanitary pad use as well as hygiene and cancer.

The event was attended by 150 women of different ages, including Grade 8 learners and teachers of KwaSanti Secondary School, and members of the Residence Life staff on the Edgewood campus.

The programme started with a tour of Edgewood campus during which the youngsters were encouraged by mentors to complete school and strive to attend university.

The tour also included a talk on various activities the campus offers and a dance routine.

Participants then took part in a forum regarding menstrual cycles and related concerns. There was also PowerPoint presentations, speeches, drama, and poetry reading.

Teachers from KwaSanti Secondary School expressed their thanks to the Residence Life Section for implementing the initiative.

Pad hampers were handed out to the young women and that was followed by a lunch which ended proceedings on a high note.

author : Jennifer Sheokarah
author email : Sheokarahj@ukzn.ac.za