Distributing Dignity Packs to 100 Girls in Slums

by Centre For The Study Of Adolescence
Distributing Dignity Packs to 100 Girls in Slums
Distributing Dignity Packs to 100 Girls in Slums
Distributing Dignity Packs to 100 Girls in Slums
Distributing Dignity Packs to 100 Girls in Slums
Distributing Dignity Packs to 100 Girls in Slums
Distributing Dignity Packs to 100 Girls in Slums

Summary

This project offers dignity pack (contain sanitary pads, Lotion, Soap, Pants and Leso) to 100 adolescents who are orphaned and vulnerable girls whose guardians are unable to provide in order to keep them in schools in Mathare slums, Kenya.

$50
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Geographically, the project is located in Mathare one of the largest slums in Kenya with over 800,000 people. Increasing level of poverty, unemployment, high population growth rates, HIV, gender based violence & lack of sexual reproductive health information threatens adolescent girls in this area. Adolescent girls in Mathare slums have poor academic performance than boys due to absenteeism and school drop-outs resulting from poor menstruation hygiene management. This project offers solutions.

Solution

The project provides orphans or vulnerable adolescent girls in schools age 10-15 years with a dignity pack which includes; two packs of sanitary pads, lotion, a piece of soap, 3 pairs of panties, school uniforms, leso and a safe & hygienic disposal facilities to primary schools. Doing this will give the girls confidence to sit in class through the period of menstruation. It will help reduce stigma.

Long-Term Impact

In the long term, the project will help reduce incidences of absenteeism, increased school attendance, improved academic performance, high completion rates, high transition rates and increased literacy levels among adolescent girls. Studies have shown that when girls complete their studies they have the potential to lift themselves and everyone around them out of poverty.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.csakenya.org

Organization Information

Centre For The Study Of Adolescence

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @CSA_Kenya
Centre For The Study Of Adolescence
Henry  Wandera
Project Leader:
Henry Wandera
Nairobi, Kenya

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.
 

Still want to help?

Find another project in Kenya or in Gender Equality that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.