Informal Economy Development Forum Contributes towards “Pad Poverty Drive” at Morgenson Primary School, Advancing towards SDGs

Cape Town, 04 August 2023 – The Informal Economy Development Forum (IEDF) Corporate Social Investment towards the  “Pad Poverty Drive” initiative in collaboration with Morgenson Primary School, aimed at supporting underprivileged communities and contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The “Pad Poverty Drive” is an integral part of IEDF’s commitment to fostering community growth and socioeconomic development. The initiative seeks to address a crucial yet often overlooked issue – menstrual hygiene. Many young girls in low-income communities miss school due to a lack of access to proper menstrual hygiene products, which can hinder their education and future prospects.

Through this initiative, IEDF assisted by providing free menstrual hygiene products to girls at Morgenson Primary School. This effort not only ensures that girls can attend school regularly but also empowers them to pursue education without hindrance. The project aligns with SDG 4 (Quality Education) and SDG 5 (Gender Equality) in particular, working towards inclusive and equitable education for all.

Morgenson Primary School’s administration has expressed gratitude for the initiative and its potential to make a lasting impact on their students’ lives. “Access to menstrual hygiene products is a significant challenge for our students. The ‘Pad Poverty Drive’ not only addresses this issue but also demonstrates the power of collaborative efforts in bringing about positive change.

The Informal Economy Development Forum invites the community, media, and interested stakeholders to support and join hands in support of the “Pad Poverty Drive.” Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of young girls and contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable future.


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