This project will ensure continued supply of sanitary towels and underpants to over 1000 poor girls in Kiambu County. This will keep them in school during their menstrual cycle, restore dignity and self esteem. The project will also provide HIV and health education and career mentor-ship to vulnerable kids of both sexes with emphasis to girls who are more vulnerable. The project will further provide school uniforms and supplies to both boys and girls from families affected by HIV/Aids.
Many school going girls continue to miss school during their menses. According to UNICEF 2007 report, a girl in primary school between grades 6 and 8 (3 years) loses approximately 18 weeks out of 108 school weeks. A girl in high school (4 years) loses 156 learning days which is equivalent to almost 24 weeks out of 144 weeks of school. Because of poverty most use pieces of dirty rugs, cotton wool, leaves and paper some even wash and recycle. These practices expose them to diseases and discomfort.
This project provides sanitary towels and underpants to poor girls and widows. The project will also offer reproduction health & career mentor-ship training to kids of both genders with emphasis on girls who are more vulnerable. The project will further provide school uniforms and school supplies to children from poor homes especially whose parents died of HIV/Aids or are incapacitated by HIV/Aids related illness
The project will provide over 1000 girls with sanitary towels and underwear therefore helping them remain in school during their menses. This will enable them to raise academic performance, restore dignity and self esteem which will ensure better future and economic empowerment for the girl child in the long run. The project will also provide school uniforms and school supplies to over 300 children of both genders from families affected by HIV/Aids ensuring them equal opportunities in life.