Over 60 disadvantaged teenage girls from Kariba have benefitted from a sexual reproductive health programme rolled out by African Sun in partnership with a community based organisation, Tony Waite.
The girls each received a pack of reusable sanitary pads which they can use for up to a year. According to the benefactors, the recipients are from a disadvantaged background and cannot afford to buy disposable pads monthly.
Mrs Amanda Matema, the General Manager of Carribea Bay, said it is her hope that the girls will not lose out school time through absenteeism each month for lack of sanitary pads when the flow of nature calls.
The view was also shared by Tony Waite Executive Director, Ellen Vhengere whose organisation manufactures the reusable pads through a team of volunteers.
Kariba Acting District Schools, Inspector Ishamel Katiyo called on the hotelier and the non- governmental organisation to also extend their benevolence to communities in Nyaminyami where he said cases of absenteeism from school by the girl child are high as they fail to raise money to buy pads.
The gesture by African Sun and Tony Waite was inspired by the First Lady, Cde Auxillia Mnangagwa who earlier this year distributed the reusable sanitary ware to disadvantaged girls.