Closed Sanintary towels girls school project
gIRLS struggle to deal with issues surrounding menstruation.
Sanitary pads or tampons are simply too expensive and out of their
Many women and young girls have no choice but to use pieces of old
foam mattresses, cut blankets, rags even chicken feathers, instead of a
This is a huge problem, especially among school girls. Many are too
embarrassed and nervous to go to school during their period in fact.
On average a girl is absent from school due to her periods for 4 days
in 28 days each month loses 13 learning days equivalent to 2 weeks of
learning in every school term.
In a year (9 months) these girls are missing upto 6 weeks of
schooling, due to not having access to something as simple as a sanitary
With a small investment in materials, we can begin providing reusable sanitary pads for the schools
With a donation of materials to these women, (Soft cotton which is
absorbant, and polythene to protect it from any leakage.) the local
women can begin producing these reusable sanitary pads. This
will not only solve the menstrual sanitation problems, but create an
income and allow these women to send their children to school too!
The sanitary towels are easy to use, they can be washed and used over and over, and they can last several months with it.
With each Sanitary towel we will also need to provide a sealable
plastic bag, this will be to keep the towels in when they need to be
With a donation of materials we can provide enough sanitary pads for
thousands of young women in schools
Thats not all though! Once we have provided the local schools with
what they need, the excess material will be donated to the local women
who manufactured them. This will provide further income and support for
them and their families, it will also ensure that from that day forward,
the thousands of young and old women living in Uchira and the
surrounding villages, will have an affordable option when it comes to
The project will ultimately help fulfill the girls academic potential and help .