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The Kindness Awards: Springster

Drawn from stories published by Positive News, Simple has selected the UK’s most extraordinary charities and organisations that are spreading kindness, and has nominated them for the Kindness Awards.

Read about each of the six nominees and vote for the one that you think deserves this year’s Kindness Award and a £7,000 donation from Simple. Your vote will be entered in a competition to win a Simple goodie bag and a one-year subscription to Positive News magazine.

About this nominee

Springster is a mobile platform that connects vulnerable girls and young women in the global south with online content to help them through adolescence. It covers topics including puberty, education, money management and relationships and is designed to help young women build confidence, knowledge and connections.

How would they use the funding?

Springster’s ‘Big Sis’ content covers topics related to sex, including physical and emotional concerns and contraception. With this funding, Big Sis could provide more information and support in this area, with new content sets covering:

  • STIs – providing girls with knowledge about STIs, the symptoms and getting tested
  • HIV – building girls’ knowledge on what HIV is, how it is transmitted and reinforcing positive messaging that people who are HIV+ can live fulfilling and healthy lives
  • Pregnancy – strengthening girls’ understanding of reproduction, including myth-busting common misconceptions

Read our article about this nominee

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