Students carrying pack of reusable sanitary pads
Government of Nepal recently authorized the local Municipalities to open the schools, as per the COVID-19 situation of the respective Municipality and the capacity of the school. Accordingly, Shree Shishu Sachhyar Basic School situated in Mechinagar Municipality-6, Jhapa district (East Nepal), reopened from mid-November 2020 after being closed for eight months. In order to ensure the implementation of standard public health protocols in the school, urgent action was required to address the menstrual hygiene of the girl students along with other pandemic precautions.
Considering this fact, ECCA supported washable reusable sanitary pads (along with a leaflet containing information on menstrual hygiene management, menstrual cycle tracking paper, and using procedure of reusable sanitary pad) to 60 menstruating girl students of the school.
The economic impact of COVID-19 has been forcing many school girls to prioritize other basic needs over safe menstrual products, which even more emphasizes the support efforts to continue, so the girls can manage their monthly periods safely and hygienically – whatever the situation is.
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