Education  Kenya Project #52711

RESTORING DIGNITY FOR GIRLS

by Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre
RESTORING DIGNITY FOR GIRLS
RESTORING DIGNITY FOR GIRLS
RESTORING DIGNITY FOR GIRLS
RESTORING DIGNITY FOR GIRLS
RESTORING DIGNITY FOR GIRLS
RESTORING DIGNITY FOR GIRLS
RESTORING DIGNITY FOR GIRLS
RESTORING DIGNITY FOR GIRLS

Summary

Girls from humble backgrounds in rural areas have the heart to go to school but struggle to stay in school during their menstruation period. These girls are in day secondary schools and their parents/guardians have no extra money to buy them sanitary towels nor underwear. TMSC has taken an initiative to teach the girls about Women's health, to ensure girls have access to washable menstrual kits that will last them four years of secondary school. We hope to provide 3000 kits every year.

$10,000
total goal
$7,505
remaining
29
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Most of the girls in the villages come from impoverished families and they go through a lot of challenges during their menstruation period. Most of them stay out of school in fear of shame or use rugs and unhygienic methods to solve this problem and out of desperation for supplies allow men to exploit them. Girls are determined to excel in their education and this can be achieved if their dignity can be restored through health education and the provision of sanitary towels.

Solution

Girls will be provided with the Days for Girls Nairobi Zariel hygiene kits and will stay in school. This will reduce early pregnancies, incest cases, and even child abandonment. The girls' dignity will be restored and they will achieve their goals. Staying in rural areas and attending day school is not easy but through health education and provision of the kits, these girls will achieve their goals and will later make a difference in the rural areas and lives of other girls.

Long-Term Impact

Health education will break the silence about menstruation in the villages and girls' will be respected. The menstruation period will not be perceived as being unclean or taboo to speak about but as something that makes women be women. Girls will be free to talk about menstruation and shame will be no more. The most important thing is that the girls will easily access washable towels and will always be comfortable wherever they are because the kits last them 3 years of secondary school.

Resources

Organization Information

Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre

Location: Malava - Kenya
Website:
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Project Leader:
Rose Bugusu
Malava , Kenya

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