It’s hard to believe, but one in four girls have missed school because they don’t have access to feminine hygiene products (2020 survey by South Australian Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young People), and further to this one in two girls reported not having access to products or not knowing how to access product at school.
The Victorian Government has been progressive – last year, they donated $20.7 million in funding for 1500+ public schools to provide free sanitary products, while Jacinda Arden recently announced that the New Zealand government will invest $AUD23.5 million from 2021 to 2024 in a program to provide free sanitary products to all schools in New Zealand.
Earlier this year, the South Australian Government announced they would pledge $450,000 over the next three years to provide hygiene products to girls in schools from Year Five onwards. This will enable products to be supplied to 1250 young women, potentially leaving 29,547 girls without access to hygiene products in schools per year.
To help bridge the gap, KickStart For Kids it launching a campaign to help raise $100,000 to help provide 25,000 packs of sanitary pads to over 2000 young South Australian women to help manage their periods for 12 months.
To do your bit and make a difference in the lives of young South Australian women come along to the official launch event on Friday 25th June at The Gallery on Waymouth Street. There’ll be a fashion parade by Rundle Place, live music, a silent auction and drinks by Bird in Hand and Pirate Life.
Tickets are $150 and 100%t of profits will be donated to the cause.
Get your tickets here.