Girls in Kenya often drop out of school because they cannot afford sanitary products. By teaching the girls the facts about menstruation, and providing reusable sanitary pads, we can enable them to complete their education, which also helps them avoid pressure for early marriage.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1142476)
Girls in Kenya often fail to attend school during their periods. School toilets are poor, sanitary products are expensive and nobody explains to the girls the true facts about menstruation. As a result, girls cannot cope with their periods and are ashamed: they tend to stay off school each month and start to fall behind academically, and many drop out altogether. With no school qualifications, girls often face a life of poverty and may be forced into early marriage from the age of 14.
We have a complete programme to help girls in Kenya to stay in school during their periods. We run carefully structured training sessions at each school to explain the facts and dispel the myths about periods; supply reusable sanitary pads and show girls how to use them; encourage girls to remain in school; help develop projects (eg market gardening) at each school to generate income to pay for more pads. Thousands of girls have already benefited from the success of this programme.
All of the girls have been able to come to school throughout the month!
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