Education
 Uganda
Project #10683

Give sanitary pads and keep young girls in school

by Rakai Community Based AIDS Organization

Summary

RACOBAO plans to provide sanitary towels to 700 young school girls from poor AIDS affected households. Due to poverty, menstruating girls lack sanitary pads and as a result do not attend school until the cycle is over.This increased absenteeism and dropout affects the performance of the girl child. By providing sanitary pads, many girls will concentrate and complete school. With increased performance, the gender gap between boys and girls enrolment and retention in school will be reduced.
$1,081
total raised
16
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Due to poverty, menstruating girls lack sanitary pads and as a result do not attend school until the cycle is over.This increased absenteeism and dropout affects the performance of the girl child. There is increased gender gap between boys and girls enrolment and retention in school.

Solution

By providing sanitary pads, many girls will concentrate and complete school. With increased performance, the gender gap between boys and girls enrolment and retention in school will be reduced. The organization will train senior woman teachers in schools to make sanitary pads from locally available materials.

Long-Term Impact

There will be reduced absenteeism and dropout of the girl child. As a result there will be better performance because of regular school attendance and the gender gap between boys and girls enrolment and retention in school will be reduced.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Official website for RACOBAO

Organization Information

Rakai Community Based AIDS Organization

Location: Lyantonde, NA - Uganda
Project Leader:
Stephen Ssenkima
Director
Lyantonde, Uganda

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