Help reduce teenage pregnancies in Uganda

A microproject by Mountains of hope childrens ministries
May 28, 2014

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During sensitizations in the communities, it was discovered that about 90% of women and girls in rural areas cannot afford sanitary pads. Evidence suggests that the period around puberty is one in which many girls drop out of school or are absent from school for significant periods of time. This means that over 1000 girls miss 6 weeks of school every year and women miss valuable work hours in our community.

"When girls start missing school they are far more likely to be exposed to other risks such as early pregnancy and marriage, HIV/AIDS" Dr.Ruth Nassanga-District Health Officer

Menstruation is treated with silence and as a taboo topic with menstrual blood viewed as unclean and harmful, which limits women’s and adolescent girls’ access to relevant and important information about their bodies.said an LC 1 chairman of the village

We have therefore posted a new project on Globalgiving website called Keep 200 Ugandan girls at school, or visit http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/buy-sanitary-pads-for-100-school-girls-in-uganda/

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Mountains of hope childrens ministries

Location: Mpigi, Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.mountains-ofhope.com
Project Leader:
James Malinga
Project Director
Kampala, Uganda

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