Fund a training, Buy reusable sanitary pads for girls in a school
Menstrual hygiene is Essential to the Self-esteem and well-being of women and girls. However, many girls in Uganda cannot afford to buy mainstream sanitary products to manage menstruation, an integral and normal part of their existence.
According to research by Build Africa, millions of girls skip up to 20% of their school year simply because they cannot afford sanitary pads.
25% of the girls and women in rural settings (including those living in Kalonga) recycle old clothes while others use traditional materials like backcloth, banana fibers, papers and tissue with 10% of the girls under 15 years of age depending on those makeshift items to manage their menstrual cycle. Unfortunately, these come with negative hygiene and health effects such as vaginal infections.
Also, some girls withdraw from school and community activities or face stigma, isolation, embarrassment, and stress.
The research continues to indicate that on average, Ugandan school girls reported missing 24 days out of 220 learning days in a year translating into 11% of school days missed due to menstruation. 24.3% of the girls admit to being stigmatized whenever they soiled their uniforms and as a result, they opted to stay at home until after the period. Most of the girls eventually drop out of school. Due to the high number of school dropouts, the level of child marriages and teenage pregnancies increase.
However, 0ver 2,000 girls and women in Kalonga are on a journey to never face the above challenges, thanks to Hope and care ministries’ My Health, My Education and My Future 12 months Project that aims at equipping over 2,000 girls and women in Kalonga with knowledge about Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) while at the same time equipping them with the skills of making affordable reusable sanitary pads not only to keep them health and at school but to also increase their household through the sale of the pads, hence contributing towards SDG3 and SDG4 respectively.
To this, end, we launched our first training session at HOCAM Primary school grounds and in a special way we would love to thank Mrs. Christina Spinner whose support enabled this training to take place. Similarly, we are calling upon other well-wishers to support this cause.
we supply already made kits at a very pocket friendly fee. Our kit contains 4 liners, 2 shields, plastic zip lock carrier for storage of liners and shield that have been used while at school or on a trip and a bag for carrying the liners, shields and the plastic Zip lock. For orders below 200 kits, each kit costs Ugx:15,000 while for orders above 200 kits, each kit costs Ugx: 10,000 .
Delivery of the pads within Kampala is free and outside Kampala you make an additional fee of Ugx. 50,000-100,000 depending on the distance.
We offer training on how to make reusable sanitary Pads.
The training shall be conducted at your premises or any other venue that you may suggest.
Contact us about offering you a training.