On 9 August 2021, WPIF_SA successfully launched “The Comfort Closet”.
Comfort closet is about making sure that young children and youth have toiletries when things are challenging at home. Even if they do not have toiletries at home, they know once they get to school, they will be able to have access to necessary supplies without feeling ashamed or discriminated against as every product will be issued under strict confidentiality. The comfort closet aims to make young people feel good about themselves, regardless of their circumstances at home. They will be confident in knowing that they will have access to toothpaste, a toothbrush, deodorant, pads etc.
We would like to ensure that regardless of the situation at home, young children will be able to access toiletries to make themselves feel good about themselves and to ensure the success of the WPIF_SA mentorship programme