Menstrual Health Management Intervention

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We, Abigail Mallows and Sarah Milborrow, are third-year health psychology students at UCT. This project is part of a research assignment for our health psychology course.

This assignment requires us to create and implement a health intervention programme in a nearby community and reflect on the reasons for implementing and the outcomes of the intervention.

As females, we understand that menstruation is a large part of every woman's life and that it can affect their daily routine.

It has been found that many female learners miss school during menstruation which will impact negatively on their education and their futures but also negatively impacts the economic condition of South Africa. We hope that menstrual health management education will improve school attendance and alleviate the negative impacts of this.

OUR GOAL

The project goal is to create and implement a menstrual health intervention programme including two focus group discussions and an educational seminar focusing on female health and education at school level.

We will be partnering with a community school and Subz Pants and Pads’ Project Dignity to provide re-usable menstrual pads and menstrual health management education.

You can be a part of this project by funding the menstrual management kits.

The Subz Pants and Pads menstrual management kit we will be providing to the female learners costs R150.

Each kit is a drawstring bag containing:

  • two panty (onto which the pads are fitted)
  • six re-usable menstrual pads
  • six seal-able plastic bags

Individually, each panty and pad costs R20 and the drawstring bag costs R10. With your funding, we will be able to provide a kit to each learner.

 

 

REWARD LEVELS FOR PLEDGES:

  1. Fund a Pad: (R20)
    Your donation will cover the cost of 1 to 4 components of a full Subz Menstrual Management kit.
    In recognition of your donation, Your Name will be included in the acknowledgments section of our research paper where we will Thank You and all our generous funders!
  2. Fund a Pad and Panty: (R80)
    The full kit costs R150 and your donation will cover the cost of 4 or more of these components, that is half a kit.
    In recognition of your donation, we will give you a Thank You shout out on our Social Media and Your Name will be included in the acknowledgments section of our research paper, where we will Thank You and all our generous funders!
  3. Fund a Full Kit: (R150)
    The full kit costs R150 and your donation will cover the cost of a full kit.
    In recognition of your donation, you will receive a Thank You Video from us (Abigail and Sarah) sent to your email address. And of course, we will give you a Thank You shout out on our Social Media and Your Name will be included in the acknowledgments section of our research paper, where we will Thank You and all our generous funders!
  4. Fund a Full Kit and more: (R300)
    The full kit costs R150 and your donation will cover the cost of more than one full kit.
    In recognition of your generous donation, you will receive a personalised thank you card as well as a Thank You card signed by the learners, as well as a Thank You Video from us (Abigail and Sarah) sent to your email address. And of course, we will give you a Thank You shout out on our Social Media and Your Name will be included in the acknowledgments section of our research paper, where we will Thank You and all our generous funders!
  5. Fund more than 10 Full Kits: (R1500+)
    The full kit costs R150 and your donation will cover the cost of more than 10 full kits. 🙂
    In recognition of your generous donation, you will receive a personalised Thank You card signed by the learners, as well as a Thank You Video from us (Abigail and Sarah) sent to your email address. And of course, we will give you a Thank You shout out on our Social Media and Your Name will be included in the acknowledgments section of our research paper, where we will Thank You and all our generous funders!

Updates

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our supporters! We raised even more than our dream goal!

We will be working with Langa Secondary school in Langa, Cape Town for the menstrual health intervention. Langa Secondary is a non-fee paying high school.

If you have any queries or concerns, you are also welcome to email us and we will happily answer your questions.

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The Project FAQs

Who are we?

  • We, Abigail Mallows and Sarah Milborrow, are third year health psychology students at UCT. This project is part of a research assignment for our health psychology course. This assignment requires us to create and implement a health intervention programme in a nearby community and reflect on the reasons for implementing and the outcomes of the intervention.
  • As females we understand that menstruation is a large part of every woman's life and that it can affect their daily routine.
  • It has been found that many female learners miss school during menstruation which will impact negatively on their education and their futures but also negatively impacts the economic condition of South Africa.
  • We hope that menstrual health management education will improve school attendance and alleviate the negative impacts of this.

What about Subz Pants and Pads?

  • Subz Pants and Pads is a non-profit organisation that originated to combat absenteeism from school due to menstruation and bad menstrual hygiene.
  • The founder, Sue Barnes, created a product consisting of a washable and re-usable pad which clips onto a specially designed, comfortable panty.
  • These developed into the Subz kits which were provided to high school girls in KZN and can also be bought on their website.

What is the kit?

The menstrual management kit is a set of:

  • two panties
  • six re-usable pads
  • six seal-able plastic bags

all in a drawstring bag. The kit is product of Subz Pants and Pads.

What does the kit cost?

  • The full kit costs R150. One panty or pad costs R20 and one drawstring bag costs R10.

Who will the kits be given to?

  • The kits will be given to the female learners in grade 8 at the community school we will be working with.

When will the intervention programme be implemented?

  • The programme, including focus group discussions with the learners, the educational seminar and the provision of the kits, will be implemented over the course of the month of May 2017.

What about the school?

  • We are planning on working with a local, non-fee paying school in the Cape Town area.

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