Tourvest Destination Management, Africa’s largest tour operator and a member of integrated tourism group Tourvest, has pledged its support to the Real Talk with Nthabi’s #findthebox campaign, aimed at keeping children in school through the provision of sanitary towels and deodorants.
The company has donated sanitary towels and deodorants to eight disadvantaged schools in the North West, Mpumalanga and Free State provinces through a departmental fundraising campaign. In addition to the donations, representatives of Tourvest Destination Management give a motivational speech on the importance of staying in school.
“A lack of sanitary towels and deodorants has been identified as a leading cause of absenteeism at school and the purpose of the campaign is to help bring back the confidence of boys and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds so that they don’t have to be distracted by hygienic issues and focus on their schoolwork,” says Martin Wiest, Tourvest Destination Management’s chief executive officer.
“It should be noted that the money, sanitary towels and deodorants were given by our employees and they required little prompting from the company, despite the many other charitable projects we are working with. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their selfless support and generosity for a very worthwhile cause,” he says.