Although there has been successful attempts to educate and empower the female child, a lot still needs to be done.
A study by UNESCO reveals that one in ten girls in Sub Saharan Africa misses a few fays of school monthly during their menstrual cycle. This is due to insufficient funds to purchase menstrual hygrines products including pads, tampons, inner wear and the lack of clean water.
Some girls opt out of school all together due to period shaming. This puts girls at a more disadvantaged position compared to their male counterparts.
Kilifi county where our organisation is based is characterised by extremely high poverty levels of upto 71 %. Girls in the county are more prone to absenteeism during their monthly flow due to a high cost of living.
This campaign aims to ease school absenteeism in girls as a result if period Poverty.
Pad a girl today, keep a girl in school tomorrow.