This project strives to provide access to sanitary pads for 1,000 rural school girls , and helps these girls manage their periods comfortably and safely while at school. This in turn increase their school attendance, self-esteem and self-worth resulting to improved academic performances. The girls are given a reusable pad and given the tools and knowledge to make their own pads.
Sanitary pads are expensive, especially in rural Tanzania. This is massive issue as girls who shoudl be in school do not attend during their period.
By teaching the girls to make a hand washable, sustainable pad, they are able to manage their period and feel more comfortable coming to school.
The project has two core pillars: the first is to teach the girls how to make reusable pads. The second is an educational component to teach the boys in school about menstration and that it is not a taboo subject. Long term, the reusable pads will continue to be accessable to the girls while the knowledge and acceptance learned through education will stick with the boys.