The Harare City Junior Council yesterday visited Jairos Jiri children’s home in Kadoma under their million pads campaign and donated 600 sanitary wear.
The campaign is themed Spreading a Million Joys and the main aim is giving pads to the less privileged girls.
It is an ongoing process where the members engage in the activity every year.
The council’s coordinator, Itai Dhedheya said he appreciated the reaction of the beneficiaries.
“I am very humbled by the reception and appreciation that we are getting from the beneficiaries of the campaign. The event was successful and I can say their reception was one of the reasons behind the success.
“I also am proud that the current council is able to maintain what the outgoing council started and I am happy for that. Instilling such thoughts in young people is a great thing because they will continue doing those great things,” said Dhedheya.
Dhedheya said they managed to give out 600 sanitary pads to the home.
“We gave the home 600 sanitary pads which will help each girl for the whole year,” he added.
The Junior town clerk, Tatenda Moyo disclosed during a forum in Rusape that plans are underway to engage the government to consider providing free sanitary wear.
“We would like to take the initiative to the government where it will also provide free sanitary wear to schools for a start, like what they do with condoms.
“Sanitary wear is very essential and many cannot afford the current prices so we would like to plead with the government to help,” said Moyo.