News and events
What the girls say…
From the girls, following the Training Weekend:
This weekend was amazing, lovely, nice and was [the most] useful weekend I have ever had … now I am able to tell others about the kindness of the Beatrice Project people…. They help us with a lot of things that I haven’t experienced in my life, but now I can explain it to some. I hope that maybe they visit us again.
The weekend helped me a lot because I realised that I was a Peer Educator who doesn’t know anything about her work. This weekend helped me to know some of the concepts about being a PE…it helped me to solve my problems and the problems of others and to teach others who are younger than me.
From the adult leaders and teachers:
The distribution of appropriate sanitary wear and the availing of educational resources to inform the girls about safe, sanitary hygiene practices is keeping a high number of girls in school while having periods.
Superstitions and narratives that paint girls as unclean during periods have been reduced and the distribution of appropriate sanitary wear is enabling a high number of girls to attend school while having periods.
At the close of the last residential camp led by the Beatrice Project (held in 2018), one of the young ladies delivered this speech: ‘For the change that has taken place in my community, I express my gratitude. For the provision of sanitary wear and the delivering of menstrual education to our girls, imbokodo zakusasa (mothers of tomorrow), I commend our donors: we are really grateful as a community. To the entire Beatrice Project /Ntombi Nto group…siyabonga, iNkosi yezulu ilenzele kahle (thank you, may the good Lord bless you).