Kenya – Group Donates Sanitary Towels to Needy Girls
From the African Population and Health Research Centre website:
One hundred girls from Viwandani slums are assured they will not miss school for the next 12 months –at least not for reasons that they lack the means to manage their menstrual flow. This was after Doshi group of companies donated a one-year supply of sanitary pads to girls attending schools in the slum. The schools are under a project on promoting proper hygiene practices in schools within Korogocho and Viwandani slums that is being implemented by The African Population and Health Research Center.
Some of the girls present to receive the supply recounted experiences of how they have missed school during their periods. “Many of us miss school during that time of the month because we use pieces of cloth that often stain our dresses and it is so embarrassing,” said one of the girls from a community school in Viwandani. The Israeli Ambassador to Kenya H.E Jacob Keidar was the chief guest at the handover ceremony and noted that education is one important asset that guarantees a better life and girls should not miss out on their school days because they have periods.
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