Keeping Girls In School - in partnership with Scott Bader
We are pleased to announce that we have received a grant from Scott Bader which will help us to keep 300 girls in school over the next 12 to 18 months.
Without sanitary ware, girls are missing school every month, some even leaving education completely at the onset of puberty. Our Keeping Girls in School project provides vulnerable girls with reusable sanitary towels and underwear, which help them to stay in school.
AFRIpads (made in Uganda) are cost-effective reusable sanitary towels that provide girls with a sustainable solution to periods, providing cleanliness, comfort and dignity. It costs £6 to buy and distribute underwear and a pack of AFRIpads, which includes 3 normal flow pads, 1 heavy flow pad and a bag to store them in. If cared for appropriately these pads can last for over 1 year.
This funding will allow over 300 girls in and around Namugongo in Uganda to stay in school during menstruation, helping to keep them safe and educated. We are delighted that we are able to work in partnership with Scott Bader again, making a lasting difference to children and communities in Uganda.