Sunninghill cares for Allanridge

Sunninghill's community effort to keep girls in school.


Together with the Sunninghill community, Chilli Lane Shopping Centre collected over 20 large bags of sanitary towels during its Keep a Girl in School campaign during Women’s Month.

The sanitary towels were handed over to Allanridge Secondary School in Midrand on 1 September.

Kim Dawson, marketing manager of Chilli Lane Centre said, “Their aim going forward is to try and help to reduce the high number of school absentees and dropouts due to menstrual related challenges.”

According to recent independent studies, many girls from previously disadvantaged homes miss more than 50 days of school in a year, explained Dawson.

Centre management decided to challenge their shoppers and collected over 1 000 packets of sanitary towels for these young women.

Tumisho Setati, head of department for life orientation from Allanridge Secondary School, received the donations on behalf of the school and stated that they were overwhelmed by the gesture and were extremely grateful for the kindness received from the community.

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Sydney Masonte, chairperson of the school governing body said that he looked forward to many more continued relationships with the centre.

Chilli Lane Shopping Centre would like to thank all those that donated, especially at the Woolworths and Clicks drop-off points.

Dawson also mentioned that should readers want more information on how to assist, they can contact her via email.

Details: [email protected]


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