This project will build 10 girl-friendly latrines in schools if not available, train girl students to create re-usable pads using local resources, and provide financial support to 10 poor girl students in remote areas of Nepal. This project will help to improve the academic performance of school going girls in remote areas of Nepal.
In Nepal, the number of girls who are enrolled in school are less. 46 % of boys enroll in secondary school as opposed to 38 % of girls in Nepal. (NDHS, 2011) There is high rates of drop-out and poor academic performance of girls in school in comparison to boys. This may be due to constraints associated with puberty and menstruation. Girls are thought to be impure in their menstruation. This project will help to increase academic performance and decrease drop-out rates of school-going girls.
This project will build girl-friendly latrines in schools if not available, train girl students to create re-usable pads using local resources, and provide financial support to poor girl students in remote areas of Nepal. Moreover, awareness related to menstrual hygiene will be provided to girl students and their mothers.
The project will build ten girl-friendly latrines in twenty schools of selected municipality of Sindhupalchowk district and create re-usable pads as well as encourage girl students to use it which will help to decrease drop-out rates of girl students and promote menstrual hygiene.