Keeping our Girls in School

Passionate about the future of our girls, Carlton hair stylists dedicated one week to this cause from 12 – 18 July 2017 leading up to Mandela Day. Nelson Mandela fought for social justice for 67 years, and so all our blow dries were sold at R67 each. We raised a whopping R 95 340 in just one week. All proceeds went to Mina.

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Millions of girls around the world are missing school and being denied a chance to education because they have no access to hygienic sanitary products.

Menstrual Health is still considered taboo in certain parts of the world in this day and age. A recent visit to Zambia highlighted the plight of women prisoners who are made to dig a hole in the sand and sit in it during menstruation. Females are using unhygienic materials such as leaves, sand, rags and newspaper. In parts of Kenya menstruating women are not allowed to touch or milk cows for fear that the animals will get sick and die. 83% of girls in Burkina Faso have no place to change or dispose off their sanitary materials. At least 7 million girls in SA miss school due to a lack of access to sanitary products.

UNESCO estimates that 1 in 10 African girls miss school because of their periods. No access to proper santiary care products and hygenic ablution facilities contribute to women missing at least 6 days per month of work due to vaginal infections. A lack of adequate menstrual healthcare denies women and girls their right to education, right to health and right to work in favourable conditions. Poor menstrual health affects physical, mental and social well being.

In South Africa alone, it estimated that over 160 million used tampons or pads are thrown away every month. Three packs of pads or tampons is equal one months’ supply, whereas one Mina cup is equal to sixty months’ supply.

MEET MINA
She is a role model, an environmentalist and the world’s best kept secret in feminine hygiene. She’s smart, confident and wants to stay in school. She is the revolutionary MENSTRUAL CUP especially designed for teenage girls and first time users, she is a sustainable life changing solution. The cup is made out of 100% medical silicone which makes her resilient, soft and flexible, odourless, eco-friendly, pain-free, economical, hypo-allergenic and non-toxic.

The organisation’s vision is to empower the millions of underprivileged girls in the world with Mina, so that they can continue their education without interruption with the purpose to give back our girls their power.

Passionate about the future of our girls, Carlton hair stylists dedicated one week to this cause from 12 – 18 July 2017 leading up to Mandela Day. Mandela Day celebrates Madiba’s life and legacy in a sustainable way that will bring about enduring change. Nelson Mandela fought for social justice for 67 years, and so all our blow dries were sold at R67 each. Combined, the Carlton Hair Academies and Carlton Hair salons raised a whopping R 95 340 in just one week! All proceeds from the campaign were used to purchase Mina cups. The Mina cups purchased were donated to all our part-time students, the Christel House South Africa school in Cape Town and other charities.
For more information visit: www.happywithapurpose.com and www.minacup.org

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