Project #10683

Give sanitary pads and keep young girls in school

by Rakai Community Based AIDS Organization
Jul 8, 2014

Sanitary bads bring comfort to girls.

Childredn taking a lesson on how to use pads
Childredn taking a lesson on how to use pads

Girls in Lyakajura primary school are among the girls that are benefiting from the saninitary pad project funded by global giving. The project seeks to supports vulnerable girls with sanitary towels.

“There was a lot of absenteeism of girls due to poor hygiene and leading to poor performance in class and girls dropping out of school due to the fear of being stigmatized by fellow children,” says Mr, Mugume James ; the teacher. But through the distribution of sanitary pads to young girls in Lwakajura Primary school, this has greatly reduced absenteeism and also improved girl’s participation both in class and school activities.

RACOBAO visited lyakajura Primary school by the beginning of this year 214 when it secured funds from global giving and found when the population of boys was higher than that of girls. This scared RACOBAO staff who had gone for other project activities and where told that due to lack of what to use during their menstrual period by these girls, this has greatly promoted absenteeism that even some girls tend to hide in bushes without reaching school and others decided to drop out of school due to lack of what to use as the only defense.
RACOBAO encouraged teachers to talk to parents about the proper hygiene and sanitation. They also encouraged the school to scale up her sanitary facilities to support the education of the girl child.

RACOBAO will support one of the teachers to train these girls how to make washable sanitary pads to improve on their hygiene other than using the ones that are being bought from the shop which are so costly to afford.
The head teacher thanked a lot RACOBAO together with Global giving fundraisers for the chance their giving to the young girls and the opportunity to education.

We are grateful to global giving for supporting RACOBAO to reach this far.


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Rakai Community Based AIDS Organization

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

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