Charity: Dignity Dreams
Maselotsha holds a Diploma in Corporate Communications as a well as a BTech degree in this field. She gave up her position as an account manager in PR Relations to work with Dignity Dreams and she has also now been selected for a second term on Vodacom Change the World.
Dignity Dreams has evolved from just distributing sanitary pads to girls and ensuring that they do not miss school during their menstrual cycle. Their new approach incorporates basic age appropriate and educational talks on menstrual health.
They also create a platform for girls to speak openly about issues that are important/relevant to them.
This new approach is still in its infancy and they have received valuable insights/feedback from learners and educators. They are in the process of developing a structured, consistent and measurable program for their sanitary pack handovers and post the handovers.
During her second term on the programme, Maselotsha will be concentrating on the following:
- Growth - Since July 2015 they have distributed +-5000 sanitary packs, in the next year they intend on securing funding for at least 10,000 packs which will be distributed in rural Eastern Cape, the Free State, North West and the Limpopo province and KZN.
- Educational Materials for their Girl talk sessions and The Menstrual Health booklet & calendar idea was initiated this year however they are still in the process of securing funding for the design and printing of the booklet. They also need to partner with organisations such as the Department of Health or Education, to provide relevant content for their menstrual booklet. This booklet will be included in every sanitary pack.
- Develop a sustainable monitoring and evaluation system post-handover program - Identify a previous beneficiary and develop a program for girls that can be implement for 12 months. This programme will be piloted at 1 school over the next year.