Sanitary Pads Keep Ugandan Girls in School

by The Kasiisi Project (Girls Support Program)
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Feb 24, 2010

International Women's Day!

International Women's Day is March 8, and to celebrate women in Uganda, we wanted to tell you about all the great work we've been doing at Kasiisi Project Girls Support Program.

Here is an excerpt from a meeting on January 20th:

"Assessment of current KFSSSP Health and Girl’s support programs.

The new project nurse, Kabajansi Lucy, the KFSSSP health education and girl’s peer education programs were discussed. All participants were pleased with both Lucy and the programs so far and wanted to continue to implement and expand them. The issues of girls accessing washing facilities and soap in a discreet manner was raised particularly in schools with a male Headmaster, and the following solutions suggested:

1.) Small carved off spaces for senior woman teachers to talk privately with girls

2.) Appointment of female deputies

3.) Easily accessible soap on wash stands

4.) Proper girl’s latrines with washing facilities incorporated into them Since Lucy has taken over the handout of sanitary pads in each school embarrassment over accessing these supplies has been reduced. The design of a health education lesson plan linked to the general curriculum, appropriate for each class level and including the production of Rutooro language videos on hygiene and reproductive health were approved."

Thanks again for your continued support. Please feel free, as always, to contact us with questions or suggestions!

Happy International Women's Day!

Comments:
  • Janice
    Janice Thank you so much for updating me. I love learning of the much needed improvements made for young girls. Sincerely,Janice Enzone
    • 7 years ago
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