Future Leaders Wellness Awareness Campaign

by Khayakazi Mbunyuza

04 April 2023

The issue of access to sanitary towels is a significant barrier to education for many young girls around the world, so student teachers from the Global Teachers Institute, in the Western Cape education hub have taken action to address this problem. They launched a three-day Social Responsibility campaign to visit selected schools and donate sanitary towels showing their commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of young girls in the province.

Access to sanitary towels is essential for menstrual health and hygiene, and it’s unfortunate that many young girls around the world are unable to afford them. By donating sanitary towels and visiting selected schools, the Future Leaders are not only addressing a practical need, but they’re also helping to break down the stigma surrounding menstruation.

Many girls miss school during their menstrual cycles because they do not have access to sanitary products, which can affect their academic performance and lead to them falling behind in their studies. By donating sanitary towels, Future Leaders are helping to remove this barrier and promote equal access to education for all.

Teachers are not separate from society, and in fact, they contribute to shaping it by reproducing aspects of social life in their classrooms. Education is not a neutral process, but rather one that is deeply embedded in social, cultural, and political contexts. Teachers play a critical role in shaping the worldview and attitudes of their students, and therefore, they have a responsibility to be mindful of the impact of their work.

There is a greater need now more than ever for teachers to be active and engaged members of society, and to recognize the power and influence that they hold. By understanding the social context of their students and their own role in society, teachers can create a more meaningful and impactful learning experience for their students.

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Through the Future Leaders Programme (FLP), GTI aims to nurture empathetic and socially responsible teachers for undeserved communities, contributing to quality education for a just and inclusive world.

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