It is always a big blow to me whenever a young school girl in primary school or secondary school drop out as a result of pregnancy. Just this morning I received a phone call from a teacher in forming me that a primary school girl has dropped out due to pregnancy. To me this is really painful as this means that the lifestyle of that school girl has changed when she is still very young. She becomes a young mother adding more responsibilities to her struggling parents. It is high time that we sit with our girls to empower them even more as people and especially grown up men are taking advantage of these young girls. Lack of sanitary towels is one of the reasons that girls’ fall into men’s traps once they are promised some money and in the process they are sexually used and later damped and especially when they become pregnant.
In our small ways, we have been reaching girls in remote areas to educate them and sensitize them on various topics and distributing reusable sanitary towels to save them from early pregnancies and early marriages. Since schools opened in January we have supported over 100 girls with reusable sanitary towels in Baringo Kachiuru and Nakuru. The government of Kenya has been distributing disposable sanitary towels in some schools but still the gap has been widening up as we have so many girls who are not benefitting. Thanks to the well-wisher of this project as we are reaching more girls through your generous support. Thank you for supporting our girls. We intend to reach more girls this term as well distributing more sanitary towels and creating more awareness on sex education. To reach more girls and provide more sanitary towels, we call upon our friends, donors and well-wishers to chip in and save our young girls from the abuse and shame they go through due to lack on the sanitary towels. Thank you for your support and helping our girls, together we can help and support even more.
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