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Free To Be Me

Free To Be Me

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Tracy Jacobs

Underprivileged schools for girls who do not have access to sanitary products.

Tracy Ziman Jacobs, of Totally Me, is a well-known intimacy and relationship coach. She is passionate about sharing knowledge concerning sexual health and well-being and the empowerment of women and young girls regarding their bodies, sensuality, and sexuality. Within the context of everyone being entitled to basic human rights, to live with dignity and with freedom of expression, we as a team have recognized a social responsibility to advocate for the meeting of the needs of the most vulnerable women in society, such as girls who cannot access or afford sanitary wear.

The lack of access to feminine hygiene products is a widespread global issue. One of its unfortunate consequences, which is not always sufficiently appreciated, is its impact on teenage girls. In addition to school absences during menstrual cycles, their lack of access to tampons or sanitary pads often impedes proper classroom concentration, with staining uniforms causing embarrassment and humiliation.

The reality is that, when young girls don’t have access to basic sanitary products, they are forced to use make-shift unhygienic substitutes, such as newspapers, which in turn can cause health complications. In most cases, schoolgirls from low-income communities are then met with unhygienic sanitation that forces them to either use their sanitary products for a longer time, thus risking infection or disposing of their sanitary products in the toilets causing damage to the infrastructure.

In a country like Zimbabwe, menstrual hygiene remains a mammoth task due to reoccurring economic hardships. Menstrual related hygiene is a national public health challenge and society is failing young girls. Thousands of young girls are taught by their elders to improvise and/or use old cotton cloths or simply told to go “deal with it”. They do not understand what is happening to their bodies due to a lack of education. It is unhygienic, traumatising and dehumanising.

The Free To Be Me Campaign aims to educate young girls in underprivileged schools in Zimbabwe in collaboration with Q-Rate Menstruation Workshops to provide support and education for understanding puberty and sexual health. Our primary objective is to raise funds for sanitary products for these schools.

Sanitary towels for girls
-tampons and pads

Donations

  • Sep 28, 2021 - R 212.00
  • "Keep up the amazing work!" - Kelly Bild

  • Aug 29, 2021 - R 212.00
  • "Keep up the amazing work!" - Kelly Bild

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 212.00
  • "Keep up the amazing work!" - Kelly Bild

  • Jul 27, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Keep up the amazing work!" - Kelly Bild

  • Feb 09, 2021 - USD $ 227.52
  • "Girls, we have never lived in a better time! You can do whatever you want! Work hard and empower YOURSELF!!" - Anneke Schriek

  • Jan 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Great cause, may G-d bless the people of SA.

    " - Anonymous

  • Jan 10, 2021 - R 180.00
  • "Proud to support you guys" - Raelene Tradonsky

  • Jan 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Awesome iniative ! " - Somekh fam

  • Jan 07, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Well done!! Keep up the great work " - Lior

  • Dec 16, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Great job! Love this initiative! Love Maya & Nat" - Natalie Gants

  • Dec 14, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "What a beautiful cause. " - Gavi

  • Dec 14, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Well done!" - Marnie Levenberg

  • Nov 05, 2020 - R 1 800.00
  • "Well done!! Such amazing work!! " - Lior levy

  • Nov 02, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Outstanding initiative" - Anonymous

  • Oct 29, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Congrats on the great work you are doing" - Melissa Rowlston

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 19 216.05

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 10 000.00
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Underprivileged Schools for girls who do not have access to sanitary products.

Tracy Ziman Jacobs, of Totally Me, is a well-known intimacy and relationship coach. She is passionate about sharing knowledge concerning sexual health and wellbeing and the empowerment of woman and young girls regarding their bodies, their sensuality and their sexuality. Within the context of everyone being entitled to basic human rights, to live with dignity and with freedom of expression, we as a team have recognised a social responsibility to advocate for the meeting of the needs of the most vulnerable women in society, such as girls who cannot access or afford sanitary wear.