Throughout the year, many girls must stay at home because they lack the proper materials to deal with their menstrual cycle. Dispoable sanitary pads are expensive and makeshift alternatives, such as banana leafs or newspapers, simply don't do the job.The introduction of AFRIpads will help us work towards gender equality amongst schoolgirls by making a cost-effective solution to a gender-specific obstacle to their education
While visiting these schools, an introduction about menstrual hygiene is provided and AFRIpads' kits are distributed. This way, girls are able to attend school for a whole year.
The goal of this project is to provide at least 448 schoolgirls in the Kitgum District of Uganda with AFRIpads' washable menstrual kits, so they do not have to stay home from school during 'that time of the month'.