Reusable pads for Mariental girls

Donna Gamatham, the pioneer of the sanitary pads project and head girl of Mariental High School, has collaborated with the town’s mayor and junior mayor to help raise funds for the production of reusable pads.

26 November 2019 | Youth

Tunohole Mungoba

Material valued at N$9 000 has been acquired for the production of reusable sanitary pads Mariental High School girls.

According to Donna Gamatham, the pioneer of the sanitary pads project and head girl of Mariental High School, has been funding.

“I am not selling or looking for profit, so that made it difficult to gather all the necessary material for the pads, as they are quite costly.”

She also struggled with gathering all the important stakeholders she needed for the launch of the product. Gamatham is focusing on Mariental, and as from 2020, she plans on taking the project regionally, starting with her village, Gibeon.

“However, the plan is to take it nationwide over time. I am currently looking for partners all over Namibia and they are free to reach out to me,” she said.

Hardap governor Esme Sophia Isaack said at an event that took place at the Mariental High School Hall last week: “This is an invention which needs to be imitated by our fellow young girls. With current trends of different diseases, STDs and other related illnesses, awareness campaigns for the consistent use of sanitary pads become vital to promote hygiene and a healthy lifestyle amongst our girls.

“The provision of free sanitary pads, especially for schoolgirls, is a subject we all need to embrace and promote. Sexual health subjects are something which we cannot shy away from.”

She urged girls, especially those in school, to capitalise on this initiative and take ownership of the project. She says she is convinced that with the active and consistent engagement of young girls in communities, this will go a long way in promoting health in schools and in entire communities.

Mariental mayor Willem Josef Mensah fully supports the initiative and hopes all girls in Mariental and in Namibia will have access to the product.

“I further call on all, especially those in the business sector, to be part of this project, so that the sanitary pads reach each and every girl in all corners of our country,” said Mensah.

Similar News

 

Youth urged to vote in upcoming elections

2 days ago - 29 September 2020 | Youth

ENZO AMUELE The Namibian constitution establishes three levels of government: central government, regional government and local government.The president and the members of the National Assembly...

40 years of advocating for children's rights

2 days ago - 29 September 2020 | Youth

Last Friday marked an important milestone in the rich history of Lifeline/Childline Namibia (LLCL), which celebrated its 40th anniversary. “Being able to celebrate 40 years...

APLI takes on tech

2 days ago - 29 September 2020 | Youth

Ester Kamati Having trained more than 120 youth across 12 regions over its two years of existence, the Africa Pathfinder Leaders Initiative (APLI) has...

Kauhaie wins the crown

1 week ago - 22 September 2020 | Youth

Irene-Mari van der Walt Swakopmund • [email protected] the cancellation of the Mr Teen Swakopmund 2020, the Miss Teen Swakopmund 2020 pageant went ahead at...

Westside High represented on local town council

1 week ago - 22 September 2020 | Youth

Jhanré PretoriusA brand new Swakopmund Junior Town Council for the year 2020-2021 was inaugurated in August. Two of the 15 members are from Westside High...

MiLLi* hosts multimedia workshop

2 weeks ago - 15 September 2020 | Youth

Elizabeth Joseph KEETMANSHOOPThe Media Information Literacy Learning Initiative (MiLLi*) recently ran a three-day workshop in Keetmanshoop that aimed to educate young media professionals on the...

Open your eyes

2 weeks ago - 15 September 2020 | Youth

Camilla Amadhila and Quintin Swartbooi Women are worth so much more than what we give them credit for, not only are they our birth-givers,...

Miss High receives tertiary sponsorship

4 weeks ago - 01 September 2020 | Youth

Justicia Shipena Namibia Media Holdings, under its youth banner My Zone, hosted the first ever virtual pageant, Miss High School, on Tuesday evening. Schools such...

Celebrating young Nambian creatives

4 weeks ago - 01 September 2020 | Youth

Justicia Shipena A Namibian children's show telling local stories via entertoyment and education, Waka Waka Moo, in collaboration with Standard Bank Namibia, will be hosting...

Applications open for Hack Ur Culture Hackathon

4 weeks ago - 01 September 2020 | Youth

The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg is inviting creative and tech pioneers to apply for the Hack Ur Culture Hackathon, taking place on 24 September. Hack Ur Culture...

Latest News

Uutoni has final say on...

5 hours ago | Government

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUUrban and rural development minister Erastus Uutoni will have the last say as to whether 83.1738 hectares of land at Divundu in the Kavango...

Govt spends N$2.3bn to buy...

5 hours ago | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe government has spent N$2.3 billion on the acquisition of 558 farms measuring 3.4 million hectares to resettle landless Namibians to date.The government started...

Youth must stand up and...

5 hours ago | Opinion

Young Namibians have historically been the torchbearers of every revolution we have come to experience.In fact, that’s the story everywhere in Africa. Nelson Mandela, Yoweri...

Snared Etosha elephant calf rescued

5 hours ago | Environment

FRANCOISE STEYNBERGWINDHOEKAn elephant calf that was spotted near Namutoni in the Etosha National Park with a wire snare cutting deep into the flesh of its...

Six arrested for wildlife crimes

5 hours ago | Crime

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKSix suspects have been arrested in connection with wildlife crimes and two new cases were registered last week.Three of the suspects were arrested for...

Swapo processes under fire

5 hours ago | Politics

OTIS FINCKWALVIS BAYAccording to an aggrieved group, Swapo leaders assigned to the Erongo Region baffled members in the districts by pushing through disputed candidate nominations...

A shared future for the...

5 hours ago | Opinion

ZHANG YIMINGToday marks the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China as well as the Chinese traditional Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival)....

Matjila, Fillemon crowned gaming kings

5 hours ago | Sports

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa WINDHOEK Namibian gamers Rashaad Matjila and Matias Fillemon have been selected as the country's e-sports national team players...

BA's power tussles continue

5 hours ago | Sports

Limba Mupetami WINDHOEK Infighting within Black Africa's (BA) ranks continues, with the interim committee and supporters of the community club clashing on whether...

Load More