After hearing that 13-year-old Izah Roux often misses school because she can’t afford sanitary products, she decided to help young girls stay in school by caring and supporting them. began the quest for
After collecting 500 packs of sanitary pads to donate, Roux pledged 10 packs of sanitary pads each time he scored a goal at the recent national water polo tournament he participated in, and donated Engen and Caring4Girls’ donations to match his contributions. got support.
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A longtime supporter of the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls feminine hygiene initiative, Engen was inspired by the young goalie’s actions and pledged to match what he had collected, donating sanitary pads for his initiative. We promised to provide it for one year.
On a mission to make a difference, Roux recently learned about puberty at school and then noticed that several of his female friends were forced to miss school during their monthly menstrual cycles.
A curious boy, he confesses to asking his mother a lot of questions.
“I don’t like staying at home for anything and I knew I needed to do something to help other kids. Because I dream of changing the world.” , believes it is important to show kindness to people, and is trying to understand other people’s problems.After chatting with her mother, she goes on a sanitary drive with her brother Akani to collect napkins for the girls. We were able to collect 500 packs of napkins, but we wanted more,” says Roux.
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A talented sportsman and goalkeeper for the school’s water polo team, Izah saw an opportunity to raise more money.
“At the 37th South African College High Schools (SACS) National Water Polo Competition in October, I pledged 10 packs of sanitary pads for each goal saved during the competition,” he said.
By the end of the tournament, Lou had saved 48 goals.
Khalid Latiff, Engen’s General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Communications, was very impressed when he heard Roux’s pledge. “By advocating for girls like this, Lou is really the change he wants to see in the world,” Latif said.
Engen partnered with Caring4Girls to donate a year’s supply of sanitary pads to 268 students in grades 4-7.
“At Engen, we are humbled to play a small role in supporting Lou’s initiative. As a company, we believe in the power of education to elevate marginalized sections of society. Because the country that received it is a prosperous country.
Over the past four years, Engen has pledged R3.5 million to Caring4Girls, and to date approximately 24,065 female learners have been supported in all nine provinces of South Africa. Caring4Girls is approved by the Ministry of Basic Education.
The program focuses on education and training in adolescent and menstrual hygiene management and includes safe and environmentally sound handling, use and disposal of sanitary pads.
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