2021 TEDxUniversityofPretoria Pad Drive x Pretoria Technical High School
With menstrual hygiene and stigma still looming, it was imperative that the TEDxUniversityofPretoria team tackled this matter by bringing awareness to the struggles girls face during their menstrual days; from missing school due to lack of sanitary pads, to falling ill due to lack of menstrual hygiene. On the 26th of August, the TEDxUniversityofPretoria team delivered a total of 255 pads to the Pretoria Technical High school. The Pads were received by Mrs Erusmus, the Head of Life Orientation, and Mr. Enslin, the Principal of the school. They both expressed their gratitude of the society’s consideration of the school and the awareness on women’s health and menstrual hygiene.
TEDxUniversityofPretoria, in collaboration with LifeAtTuks, aim to make people feel something legendary in a way that they would experience it most. The purpose of the TEDxUniversityofPretoria Student Drive is to assist fellow University of Pretoria students, who prove to need assistance, with textbooks, data and grocery costs especially during this extraordinary period of financial strain. The TEDxUniversityofPretoria University of Pretoria Student Drive will ran from the 26th of August 2020 - 29th of September 2020 which followed the distribution of the donations to several University of Pretoria students on the 30th of September 2020.