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Mark's 50th birthday - help us to help our girls stay in school

Mark's 50th birthday - help us to help our girls stay in school

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Every month thousands of girls miss school because they don't have acces to sanitarty products!

We want to change that by raising funds for Project Dignity, a South African organisation started by Sue Barnes in 2011. This registered NPO supplies washable, re-usable sanitary panty and pad sets called SUBZ to girls together with an educational talk on puberty.

One pack costs R205 and can last a girl for up to 5 years. The target of R10 250 will provide 50 girls with packs. To date over 40 000 packs have been distributed around South Africa, but the need is huge.

Ultimately Project Dignity aims to keep the girls of South Africa in school. The importance of girls' education in creating social change is indisputable - we know that when girls' education is enhanced it improves not only their chances of a better life, but also has a positive ripple effect on the lives of any children they might have in the future. 

This is a project that is creating small but deeply meaningful change, and is starting to recieve international recognition as illustrated in these awards:

  • Greenovation Award - Winner Social Impact; 2015
  • Margaret Hirsch Women of the Year - Finalist; 2015
  • Chivas Regal Venture Campaign Innovation Award - Finalist; 2015
  • SAB Foundation Social Innovation Award - Finalist; 2015
  • Business Woman's Association - Finalist Social Entrepreneur; 2015
  • The Accenture Innovation Index - Top Innovation Concept; 2014
  • Clarins Most Dynamic Woman; 2013/14

 

Donations

  • Jul 19, 2016 - R 250.00
  • "great work, thanks" - Joy

  • Jun 28, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Continue the good fight" - K.J

  • Mar 23, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Thanks Mark for making this possible" - Crick and Justine Lund

  • Mar 14, 2016 - R 210.00
  • "Happy Birthday - see you soon." - Marj Murray

  • Feb 29, 2016 - R 510.00
  • "Happy Birthday Mark! Excellent idea to support a worthy cause." - Doug & Alet

  • Feb 27, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "In celebration of your 50 years" - George Mel Beth Kath Tom

  • Feb 27, 2016 - R 256.25
  • "Dear Mark, Happy 50th from us. We're very much looking forward to celebrating with you tonight. Love, Greg and Lisa xx" - Greg and Lisa

  • Feb 26, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Happy 50th birthday to our very dear friend!" - Debbie, Umesh and Luca

  • Feb 26, 2016 - R 205.00
  • "Happy Birthday Mark!" - Arlene and Robert

  • Feb 24, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Well done on 50 not out and here's to you getting your century." - Justin and Kath

  • Feb 22, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Here's to your next half century, Mark! " - H & Andrew

  • Feb 17, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Happy birthday Mark -- what a wonderful idea." - Ashraf

  • Feb 16, 2016 - R 256.25
  • "Happy birthday, Mark! Great idea, great project." - Cathy Ward

  • Feb 12, 2016 - R 205.00
  • "Happy birthday" - June

  • Feb 10, 2016 - R 1 010.00
  • "Happy Birthday Mark. Sorry not to be with you. Hope to make to your 60th." - Penny L Teer

  • Feb 09, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Happy Birthday Mark thank you for choosing this Charity" - Lynn

  • Feb 09, 2016 - R 512.50
  • "Happy Birthday this is a wonderful idea and we promise to commit to this amazing endevour " - Juliette, Chelsea and Georgia Muir

  • Feb 09, 2016 - R 500.00
  • "Happy happy" - Gladys

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 8 002.50

Fundraising target

R 10 250.00
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Project Dignity Trust

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We aim to supply as many girls as possible with SUBZ washable, re-usable sanitary pads and panty packs. Many girls simply don't have access to this very basic necessity and this keeps them out of school for up to one week each month. We also educate girls on puberty and empower them to take care of themselves when we distribute these packs.

www.projectdignity.org.za

www.subzpads.co.za