girls receiving pads in Nyaisa primary school
The adolescence girls from the Kiangoso and Nyaisa primary school in Manga District received each a packet of sanitary pad. Our staff led by Ms.Jeria Naomi and female teachers of the schools distributed the pads to the girls who were mostly between the ages of 12 – 14.
HWF had informed the two schools of the scheduled distribution of sanitary pads and the pupils were so eager for us. We arrived amid joy as girls could not hide their celebration on seeing our Project Vehicle arrive at the school. We were told noted girls who frequently miss school were on this day present mainly for the provisions to follow.
Through the Local Hospital – Manga District Hospital who provided a Health Officer to coordinate the reproductive and sanitation trainings we were able to provide trainings to the girls on their sanitations and reproductive health, sensitive them on the importance of cleanliness and proper use of the sanitary towels.
We started the activity of the day on Kiangoso primary school from 9.00 am till 12.00 a.m where we proceeded to the second school Nyaisa primary school from 2.30 pm till 4.00 pm on the same day. The two primary school administrations were cooperative as they disrupt their learning schedule to accommodate us in their schools.The local Hospital – Manga District Hospital provided us with the Health Officer to facilitate the trainings to the girls.
We provided quality sanitary pads known as “always” and each girl received a packet. A total of about 130 girls received the sanitary towels. In Kiangoso primary school 56 girls received a packet each and in Nyaisa primary school 74 girls each received a packet.
“I thank all the donors from Global Giving who have contributed towards me receiving the sanitary pads, I urge them to continue with their support and God bless u” Mercy Naboke – Pupil in Nyaisa primary school.
Currently through this project we have reached 3 primary schools in Manga this year alone and we aim to reach 12 primary school by March 2012 through provision of sanitary pads. We would have loved to provide the sanitary towels to the pupils every month so as to be able to meet their monthly menstruation needs but due to insufficient funds we have resolved to atleast distribute to them once we are in receipt of the funds. We urge you our supporters to continue your assistance so that we could be able to give this girls the lives they deserve.
HWF staff training the girls
Reproductive health training by Health Officer
girl demostrating use of pad