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Non-Governmental Organization Of ‘Haki-Elimu Is Teaching Girls How To Make Sanitary Pads

Non-Governmental Organization Of ‘Haki-Elimu Is Teaching Girls How To Make Sanitary Pads

Menstrual cycles, with accompanying bodily changes and sometimes even abdominal pain, can be bad news to most ladies, but when it comes to school girls in remote rural areas, where protective pads are unheard of, the situation can be a nightmare. Sanitary health, especially among school girls in rural villages is becoming something of paramount […]

Tanzanian Women To Save 15 percent On Sanitary Pads

Tanzanian Women To Save 15 percent On Sanitary Pads

 Tanzanian women are expected to save a minimum of Sh7,000 per year following the scrapping of Value Added Tax (VAT) on sanitary pads, which is slightly more than 15 per cent. The Citizen calculation shows that one women spends at least Sh36,000 inclusive of VAT per year on buying the sanitary pads, but following the […]

Eight-Year-Old, Maiya Ndeutala Donates Sanitary Pads To Primary School

Eight-Year-Old, Maiya Ndeutala Donates Sanitary Pads To Primary School

 Eight-year-old Maiya Ndeutala made another huge impact last month when she collected more than 200 sanitary pads, toilet paper and toiletries from the community of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay through her personal campaign, and donated all the items to the Grade 1-3 learners at the JB Brandt Primary School in Utuseb, a community in the […]

SADTU Accuses KZN Education Dept Of Mismanaging Free Sanitary Pads Project

SADTU Accuses KZN Education Dept Of Mismanaging Free Sanitary Pads Project

The SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has accused the Department of Education of commercialising the free sanitary pads initiative in KwaZulu-Natal. The union’s KZN provincial secretary, Nomarashiya Caluza, told journalists on Thursday that reports from the ground indicated gross mismanagement of the project. She said schools were running out of storage space for the pads […]

Ugandan Girls Forced Into Child Marriage Because They Can’t Afford Sanitary Pads

Ugandan Girls Forced Into Child Marriage Because They Can’t Afford Sanitary Pads

When Ugandan schoolgirl Auma got her first period she asked her mother for sanitary pads. Her mother suggested she find herself a husband to pay for them. Auma was just 12. Auma’s story is not uncommon. Many girls in Uganda drop out of education when they begin menstruating because their schools lack proper washrooms or […]

Kenya Gives Girls Free Sanitary Pads To Boost School Attendance

Kenya Gives Girls Free Sanitary Pads To Boost School Attendance

Kenya has promised free sanitary pads to all schoolgirls to encourage them to go to school during their periods, rather than stay at home with rags or tissues stuffed in their underwear. Every schoolgirl is Kenya is entitled to “free, sufficient and quality sanitary towels” and a safe place to dispose of them, according to […]

Country Where Tampons May Cause A Security Alert

Country Where Tampons May Cause A Security Alert

A woman travelling through Cairo airport may find her sanitary products confuse and alarm security staff, writes the BBC’s Claire Read. Cairo airport’s security screening starts at the door to the terminal buildings. Only passengers are allowed in. Even before check-in, they have to put their belongings through the large scanners, have their tickets and […]

No More Sanitary Pads To School Girls?

No More Sanitary Pads To School Girls?

Government has backtracked on its earlier pledge to provide sanitary pads to school going girls so that they do no run out of school when their menstrual periods start. While appearing before the Parliament’s Education Committee on Tuesday, Ms Janet Museveni the education minister revealed that this is not possible because the ministry does not […]

Namadingo, Suffix and Theo to Perform for Charity – in Aid of Girl-Child to Raise Funds for Sanitary Pads

Namadingo, Suffix and Theo to Perform for Charity – in Aid of Girl-Child to Raise Funds for Sanitary Pads

Rotaract Club of Blantyre has enlisted services of Patience Namadingo, Theo Thomson and Suffix in a bid to raise funds for reusable sanitary pads for school-going girls following concerns of high rate of dropouts. Most school-going girls in Malawi do drop out of school due to, among other reasons, lack of sanitary pads especially during […]

Malawi : Charity Group Set To Raise Funds For Reuseable Sanitary Pads For Girls

Malawi : Charity Group Set To Raise Funds For Reuseable Sanitary Pads For Girls

Rotaract Club of Blantyre has enlisted services of Patience Namadingo, Theo Thomson and Suffix in a bid to raise funds for reusable sanitary pads for school-going girls following concerns of high rate of dropouts. Most school-going girls in Malawi do drop out of school due to, among other reasons, lack of sanitary pads especially during […]

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