At least 500 million girls and women globally lack adequate facilities for managing their periods, *according to a 2015 report from UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Of all women currently living under $2/day, almost a quarter are schoolgirls of menstrual age.
One in ten girls in Africa drop out of school due to menstrual issues.
There are more than two million girls in South Africa and 500 million Globally that do not have access to adequate feminine care and therefor miss up to fifty days of school every year.
Caring4Girlsis a programme that distributes sanitary pads to make sure that young girls can go to school during their menstrual period. The programme focuses on creating awareness about puberty and adolescence, and, in the process, demystify all menstrual myths.
Trek4Mandelais an annual climb to summit Africa Highest Peak - Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania to raise awareness and funds for Caring4Girls. The goal is to Summit on Nelson Mandela Day - July 18th.
Trek4Mandela began in 2012 with 2 climbers and has grown to over 40 climbers annually. In 2016 the climb supported 270,000 girl children in South Africa. It has a goal to reach 2million girls by 2020.
*Cecile Raubenheimer was invited to participate in the 2016 Trek4Mandela Executive Climb.
CARING 4 GIRLS
What Others Are Saying About the Film
Testimonials from The Prescreening at the Nelson Mandela Foundation
The inspiring, heartbreaking and true story of the 42 climbers
that risked their lives to stand in the space of an educated future for all.