Providing 400 Maasai girls with menses kits

by Eco Clubs of Kenya

Summary

Eco Clubs of Kenya plans to provide 400 Maasai school girls with sanitary menses kits and HIV education inorder to reduce school drop-out rates caused by absentism, early pregnancies, and STDs.
$150
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Due to poverty and low literacy rates among parents, the Maasai girls can’t afford sanitary pads during their menses. As a result many simply miss out on school days during their menses. School absenteeism leads to poor performance which in turn leads to school dropouts. This leads to early marriages which exposing the girls to HIV/AIDS as they are married off to much older men, who have several wives and girlfriends.

Solution

Eco Clubs of Kenya will supply sanitary menses kits and provide HIV education for life to 400 Maasai girls in 15 primary schools inorder to keep them in school through one academic year.

Long-Term Impact

More girls will complete their education, have HIV knowledge, and be empowered to on their reproductive health rights. This will impact positively on the HIV prevalence rate among the target community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ecoclubsofkenya.com

Organization Information

Eco Clubs of Kenya

Location: Namanga, Kajiado - Kenya
Project Leader:
Dr Judy Koga
Kajiado, Kajiado Kenya

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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