This project will provide 142 girls in 3 Primary schools with sanitary pads, sexual health education and counselling. With the sanitary pads and awareness raising 80-90% of the 142 girls will attend and stay in class during menstruation. Girls feel empowered to talk and share information about menstruation. Stigma, taboos and shame decline. 4local women developed skills in seamstressing & have a reliable income through the start-up for the continuing producing sanitary pads in the communities.
4,320 people live in George Brook and 5000 inKrooBay, an isolated, disease-prone communities recovering from Ebola located in the hillside of Freetown,Sierra Leone. Many girls fail in school due to menstruation, can only attend class after menstruation, and lack safe space and money to buy pad. Attendance suffers.Schoolgirls face dangerous conditions under poor sanitary schools. This project gives 142 girls a safe and locally produce sanitary pads and empower 4 local women in education startups
With sustainable locally produce sanitary pads with local women,students safe reusable pads will have access to a high-quality learning & teaching environment for girls and improving their academic performance & exam results. Students can access the school at all hours to improve their education. The reusable pad will replace unsafe local methods of menstruation girls' use using pieces of cotton, promote continuous learning. Schoolgirls will have improved attendance & reduced risk of infection.
This project will improve education for 142 at-risk schoolgirls, ultimately allowing them to ascend from poverty & better provide for their families and community. Future generations of students will use the pads to increase their school attendance. The locally produced safe reusable sanitary pads will exponentially increase opportunities for school improvements, including economic empowerment for the 4 local trained women within the two communities. Schools and communities well informed.