Feminine hygiene products – ensuring girls’ school attendance
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Many girls do not have access to feminine hygiene products, which means that they miss an average of one week of lessons in school every month. The girls use rags or clay mixed with grass as protection. This often leads to serious infections in the genital area, which in turn can lead to sterilization. The reason for this is primarily a cost issue as the children’s parents cannot afford to buy feminine hygiene products for their daughters, but also a lack of information about menstruation. By supporting this project, you contribute to the education for both girls and boys concerning menstruation, as well as to the distribution of a kit to the girls that include reusable hygiene products and soap. The items come in a nice little bag that the girls can bring to school. The girls will also be trained on how to manufacture new reusable hygiene products and how to make soaps. All of this is to make our project sustainable in the long term, so that the information can also be spread to friends and family.
OKIA Tanzania is our partner in the implementation of the project. They are a local organisation in the Arusha area and have previous experience in the field of education on menstruation and health.
Reusable hygiene products. Images from OKIA Tanzania.