The help a girl campaign was founded in Cape Town , South Africa, by Abongile Kwaza- a licensed social worker. Through the Help a girl campaign, Abongile seeks to ensure that girls who are still in school and are going through their adolescence and puberty stages, do not have to miss school due to the lack of access to feminine hygiene products, as it is one of the biggest problems we are faces within impoverished areas in our country and on a global scale.
With the help of her co-founder, Sinesipho Sibuta, a graduate at the University of Stellenbosch, the two have successfully coordinated a number of sanitary towel drives. Where sanitary towels are collected, and donations are received then later distributed to schools and townships across South Africa. In addition to affording the free access to these basic essentials for underprivileged young schoolgirls, Abongile has established a mentorship program with the sole purpose of equipping the young ladies with the necessary knowledge and tools helping them to navigate through puberty.