New Era install sanitary pads vending machine

Portia Mlilo
HANDING OVER: Dullet Ventures Diretor, Kgosiyareng, handing over the machine to College Management

New Era College has come up with a revolutionary initiative in their efforts to help female students during their menstruation periods.

The forward-thinking institution has installed a vending machine at its Block 8 campus that dispenses sanitary pads.

The machine has a capacity for 100 pads, with each one costing just P1.

Dullet Ventures Director, Isaac Kgosiyareng, whose company were responsible for installing the dispenser, explained the idea was to provide convenience at a subsidized prize.

“Although the machine is expensive and I am a businessman, we wanted to come-up a solution to help the girl child,” stressed Kgosiyareng.

Director of Students Services, Lydia Seeletsonoted that the machine would give female pupils privacy and peace of mind.

She said that in the past, although the college had been providing pads in case of emergency, many of the students were shy and not comfortable asking for them.

Seeletso further praised the initiative, as it will help female students not to miss classes.

“As an engineering college, missing one lesson means students will take time to catch up. The other thing is that this is now an international move that women should be provided with pads so we found it necessary to assist.

“This will improve personal hygiene because if a girl cannot afford to buy pads it means she will use toilet paper or cloth which is unhygienic,” said Seeletso.

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