Passionate pupils raising awareness of period poverty

Jo ConwayEvents

Two passionate pupils – Lily and Sav in Form 2 – have launched a campaign
aimed at raising awareness of period poverty in the UK, an issue which they feel is often overlooked in our society.

The girls have started up their own business, ‘Naturally Individual’, with the aim to sell monthly period subscription boxes, donating a box to a girl or woman suffering from period poverty for every box sold. The girls
were inspired to take action after researching more about the issue for a ‘Dragon’s Den’ project in their English class last year, for which they were asked to come up with a new business idea.

After finishing their project, the issue of period poverty stayed at the forefront of the girls’ minds and during lockdown, they found they had the time to start thinking about how they could progress their idea.

“We decided to start approaching companies to find out if anyone could help us out with providing products to get us started and enable us to run a trial.” Sav commented. “We have had such a positive reaction and some companies have already sent us products already. Our next step is to get in contact with charities that can help us with reaching those women and girls in need so that we can help eradicate period poverty.”

Their speech won the Inter-House speech competition during lockdown and can be viewed here.