Of late we have discovered that sanitary towels are becoming part of the basic needs and this has drawn our attention to the orphans and vulnerable households where we have discussed that sanitary towels to girl child from these families is a very scarce commodity and many girls are forced to miss school 3 to 5 days every month as they cannot afford sanitary towels and instead opt to stay at home during their periods. This is a great concern as we have realized that many are using old clothes as their sanitary towels which of course raise issues of their hygiene and health. We have given sanitary towels priority and during the last school term we managed to support 20 girls from very needy families with a pack of pads for the whole term. This support has been appreciated not only by the beneficiaries but also by the school teachers as they have discovered a lot of improvement in class performance in these girls as they are now throughout in school. We are happy also for these improvements and we are optimistic that we will be able to provide them with another pack for this school term and hope to cater for other needy girls and ensure that they are present in class throughout the term. We thank all those who have happily contributed to this and we welcome other well-wishers to join us in helping and supporting our needy community.
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