Caring4Girls is a South African sanitary towels distribution programme which strives to help keep adolescent girls in school during their monthly cycles.

Research has shown that underprivileged girls can miss up to 50 days of school per year due to a lack of access to adequate feminine hygiene. Girls’ choice of menstrual hygiene materials are often limited by cost, availability and social norms. Menstruation becomes a barrier to education for many South African girls and restricts their opportunities for involvement in educational and sports activities.

The Caring4Girls programme creates a voice for girls. In addition to distributing sanitary materials the programme provides health education on puberty and adolescence to demystify menstrual-related myths and break down societal taboos. The project catalyses and promotes positive body literacy and autonomy, as well as gender equality.

In support of this important initiative, 30% of proceeds will be donated with each purchase of an Africa Art Print. If you wish to donate further or to read more information on the programme, visit their website here .