Saleesha and Tricia, from New York, have been travelling around southern Africa and wanted to donate to a school in need. Preferring to give their donations in person, Saleesha found our website and enquired as to whether this would be possible. As they were staying in Livingstone, Zambia, and had some time before departing for their next destination, we organised to take them to Twabuka Primary School last Thursday.
Among the donated items were pencil cases, pens, colouring pencils, and other stationery items that were gratefully received by the school. Saleesha and Tricia also brought reusable sanitary pads, so that girls have a more hygienic way to deal with menstruation, and hopefully enable them to not miss out on school because of it. Having brought enough for a class, we chose the Grade 7s to be the recipients. Sending all the boys out of the classroom, we had a quick chat with the girls, explaining how to use the pads before handing them out. After listening to what we had to say, the girls received their reusable pads with big smiles and much gratitude.
After chatting with some of the students, we hopped into the car and headed back to town so that the ladies could catch their next flight. We are so appreciative of their thoughtfulness and time taken to hand deliver the donations to the school – all of which will be of significant use and benefit.