Help Girls Stay in School
Most of the girls are dropping out of school due to a lack of sanitary pads, as well as stigma around menstruation. In fact, Uganda has one of the highest numbers of girls dropping out of school because of this. There is also a knowledge gap and no teaching about menstruation at school. There are therefore lots of myths, stigma, and taboos around menstruation and periods in Uganda.
By doing outreaches at schools, we will perform educational sessions to improve menstruation knowledge, and we will distribute reusable sanitary pads to girls. The reusable sanitary pads are easy to make, and we will also during the session explain how to fabricate them, how to clean them, and how to maintain them. Girls will receive sanitary pads during the school visits.
By doing outreaches at schools, we hope to make an impact by changing attitudes. The school pupils will get new knowledge and spread the information to their families and friends. Teachers will learn to effectively integrate menstruation education in their youth work. Girls will learn how to make their own sanitary pads and can fabricate and sell their own. The long-term impact is that more girls will stay in school