Sanitary Pads Keep Ugandan Girls in School

by The Kasiisi Project (Girls Support Program)
Jun 28, 2012

Summer Volunteers have arrived at the Kasiisi Project!

Nurse Lucy handing out sanitary pads
Nurse Lucy handing out sanitary pads

Summer volunteers have arrived at the Kasiisi Project and the GIRLS are getting lots of special attention through new projects, events and workshops! Summer volunteers add an extra bit of excitement for the children touched by the Kasiisi Project - bringing in activities that these children would normally not have access too - like arts and crafts; debate club tournaments with prizes; field trips and more! The volunteers come for approximately two to three months and focus their attention on a specific project or activity with the children. This allows the volunteers and the children time to connect and form long lasting bonds.

The GIRLS sanitary project is continuing to be very successful. The community Nurse Lucy is visiting all of our schools on a regular basis. She hands out the sanitary pads, speaks with girls about any concerns/thoughts/questions they might have and works on basic health education with the girls. Additionally, Nurse Lucy and the Kasiisi Project are continuing to work with the girls and head women teachers from our schools on peer education - training young girls to be role models and mentors for their peers. The peer education is a fun way to get girls informed about health/sanitary issues while encouraging them to be public speakers, role models and teachers to their peers.

The Kasiisi Project's new website at has created quite a buzz and we are getting a lot of feedback about the project. It feels good to know that our work in Uganda is truly touching children’s lives on a daily basis and we have you all to THANK for that. SO THANK YOU and happy summer from the Kasiisi Project!

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Kiko Primary School and Sanitary Pads
Kiko Primary School and Sanitary Pads
Children using SKYPE with an American School
Children using SKYPE with an American School
Girls learning about the environment in school!
Girls learning about the environment in school!
Debate Tournament in School
Debate Tournament in School



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