Menstrual pads donated to Khayelitsha primary school

Andiswa Sigali, founder of Masibuyisele Ubuntu, a non-profit organisation from Strand, donated menstrual pads to Sobambisana Primary School, in Khayelitsha.

Masibuyisele Ubuntu, non-profit organisation from Strand, donated 137 packs of menstrual pads to Sobambisana Primary School, in Khayelitsha, last week. 

The founder of the organisation, Andiswa Sigali, said she wanted to help young girls prosper.

“I was brought up with nothing. At home, we grew up with a single parent, my mom. She was a domestic worker. We could not afford this luxury. I used cloths but it was not safe and protective. When I was on periods, it was not easy to go to school for a week. This did not sit well with me. I told myself that one day I will help a black child and the disadvantaged.”

She said she did not want any girl to have to miss school because of menstruation and had been appealing for donations since January. 

A teacher at the school, Mveli Fani, said the donations would benefit girls in Grades 5 and 6, and she thanked Ms Sigali and those who had supported her campaign.

“We need a lot of people like her. The reality is that we are in the areas where most parents are unemployed. It is people like her that are always helpful. We are grateful and feel blessed.”

Contact Andiswa Sigali on WhatsApp at 063 217 9019