Project #1609

Water & Sanitation ensure 2000 Kenyan girls learn

by Health and Water Foundation
Jun 1, 2010

Distribution of Sanitation facilities to the girl child

Bitundugusu primary students adviced on sanitary
Bitundugusu primary students adviced on sanitary

We HWF with beneficiaries from the primary schools in Kenya (Nyanza Province Girls) thank you for your continuing support that has ensured that a majority percentage of girls are being enrolled in schools thanks to the support gained from GLOBAL GIVING.

During the past 5 months HWF has embarked on activities aimed at ensuring that the girl child is kept at school.One of the major steps taken to ensure the continuity of girls in school was the distribution of Sanitary towels in 2 schools in Manga District, Nyanza Province in Kenya.The lack of proper sanitation for the girls pupils in primary schools acts as a reason for lower enrolment of girls students in schools with some of them absconding classes due to lack of sanitary towels.

The sanitary towels was distributed to 3 Primary schools to children aged 13 onwards and these were of standard 7 and 8 ( Kenya Curricular of classes in Primary education) .The schools that benefited from these towels were as follows:-

1. Rianyabwanga Primary school - 168 girls benefited 2. Kiangoso Primary School - 72 girls benefited 3.Bitundugusu Primary School - 80 girls benefited

Due to the large number of girls in school in the regions, it was not possible to supply the sanitary towels to 9 other schools in the region that had students who lack the basic sanitary needs.HWF assured their school heads that through donor community and GLOBAL GIVING initiative , more students in the remaining 9 schools will be provided with sanitary towels and training facilities to ensure that more than 2000 Kenyan girls learn comfortably and competitively.

With the continuing support from Globalgiving and wellwishers,HWF plans to provide sanitary needs to female students who have reached menses in 12 Primary schools in Manga District, Nyanza District,Kenya.This will inturn keep the girl child in school and further their learning environment.

What do you think on this progress of keeping Kenyan girls in school?

sanitary towel beneficiary - Bitundugusu primary
sanitary towel beneficiary - Bitundugusu primary
Rianyabwanga primary students - sanitary towels
Rianyabwanga primary students - sanitary towels
sanitary towels  beneficiary - Rianyabwanga school
sanitary towels beneficiary - Rianyabwanga school

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Organization Information

Health and Water Foundation

Location: Nairobi, Kenya - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Health and Water Foundation
Project Leader:
Evans Misati
Executive Director, Health and Water Foundation
Nairobi, Kenya

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