Given 40% of child marriage and 319,000 secondary-school-aged children out-of-school in Nepal, adolescent girls from rural areas face strong challenges to complete high school. Lack of separated toilets at school and harmful practises do not allow to manage properly their menstruation. Girls and women resort to using rags, cotton, old sari, feathers, and even cow dung to manage their menstruation. Without basic hygiene education and sanitation, rural girls often miss many days of school.
Helpcode provides safe, beautiful, long-lasting washable menstrual Kits to 600 teen girls who join our Girls Club in 7 schools. By teaching to adolescent girl vital health education that has proven international quality and giving the girls free dignity menstrual Kits, we can keep girls in school and not miss out on their high school education. The menstrual Kits are prepared in Chitwan workshop by women who are taught sewing skills and are empowered to become a pillar of their families.
By keeping girls in school and empowering them to believe that they are strong, independent and valued members of their community, they will go on to be future leaders in Nepal and will be breaking the poverty cycle through education. By empowering the Girl Clubs share their knowledge with girls in the countryside, we are personifying the power of education - bright students from poor rural families bringing the power of education back to their rural communities.