Ingiphile Emanuel Education (IEE) Foundation VISITED Lion Park Primary school on 7 June and provided much needed sanitary pads to more than one hundred pupils.
Students and teachers attended the event alongside motivational speakers and other stakeholders.
In an interview, IEE Foundation co-founder Lutendo Emanuel Simethi said most of the students are from poor backgrounds and their parents cannot afford to buy pads for their children.
“Teachers were now assisting to buy sanitary towels to their pupils,” Simethi said. “It is very important for a girl child to be supported with proper sanitation. That is why we decided to chip in and assist the school. We help them so that they go to school every time even during their menstruation days.”
Out of their love for education, Lutendo Emanuel Simethi and Penelope Nkosi founded IEE Foundation in early 2019. The foundation caters for the less privileged learners and also works with public schools to promote health though proper sanitation. They also offer motivational speaking and Life coaching to the learners.