Teen girl donates sanitary pads

Dignity:Palesa, who is currently running for Miss Teen Botswana, said her gesture is part of her ‘caring sisterhood’ initiative, which is aiming at giving dignity to the girl child PIC: TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE
Dignity:Palesa, who is currently running for Miss Teen Botswana, said her gesture is part of her ‘caring sisterhood’ initiative, which is aiming at giving dignity to the girl child PIC: TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE

As a way of giving back to the community, a 15-year-old Palesa Motsewetsho found it necessary to donate pads and stands to Thobega junior secondary school in Mmankgodi.

Palesa, who is currently running for Miss Teen Botswana, said her gesture is part of her ‘caring sisterhood’ initiative, which is aiming at giving dignity to the girl child.

Parliament in 2017 passed a motion for free sanitary pads in all government schools, but the implementation has not yet been done by the Ministry of Education and Skills Development since there is no such policy that binds it to do so.

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