“Thanks to Partners for Possibility for sourcing this wonderful school and to Marion Spence from Rotary for the most welcome donation of Subz self-clipping pads that will last these young girls for 5 years. We would also like to thank our amazing Subz ambassador Jo-Ann Barnwell for joining us and inspiring the girls as well,” commented Sue Barnes on behalf of Subz and Project Dignity.
Because of a lack of menstrual sanitation products, African school going girls miss vital classroom time which negatively affects their educational performance, diminishing future opportunities. To reduce school absenteeism and improve educational benefits of these young girls, KwaZulu-Natal resident, Sue Barnes, developed Subz Pants and Pads, a reusable, eco-friendly sanitary pad that clips onto a 100% cotton panty which lasts three to five years. Project Dignity, the non-profit extension of the organisation, distributes sponsored Subz packs to girls in schools and communities in rural areas across the country, empowering these teenagers through education and access to sanitary wear.