Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett has announced a $50,000 grant to help KidsCan supply schools with sanitary products.
Bennett made the announcement at Taita College in Lower Hutt this week, where she sat down with students to discuss the challenges they face in attending school.
The need for all students to be able to access sanitary products was an issue raised with her as Minister of Women’s Affairs.
She hoped the funding would help girls attend school.
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“This has definitely been an issue raised by young people with me in the last couple of years. It’s great to be able do something about it.
KidsCan will use this funding to provide more than 16,500 sanitary packs to around 2000 girls.
“This means these girls won’t have to worry about being able to afford sanitary items, and it will remove one of the barriers to their education,” Bennett said.
KidsCan Charitable Trust is funded by donations, business sponsorship, government support, philanthropic trusts and gaming revenue.