Many adolescent girls in Kenya have limited knowledge about their bodies, especially in relation to menstruation.
In some rural areas, girls use old rags, leaves, cow dung or even dig a hole on the ground to sit on for the whole period as a means to manage their menstrual flow.
This process translates to hundreds of girls missing school for a week every month, hence affecting their grades and school performance.
In these circumstances, menstruation becomes not just a private affair but has the potency to become public, embarrassing and often a source of stigma for the girls.
This persisting challenge saw Independent Representatives of WorldVentures™ in Kenya come together on February Saturday 4th to donate a full year supply of Sanitary towels for the 160 girls at Oasis Primary& Secondary School in Kangemi.
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“We planned a day to give back to the school and distributed packaged sanitary towels with 4 under wear in each pack for the girls.
The pads also came with a manual for use. The 142 boys in the school were not left out either, each was given a set of three underwear,” said Winfred Adundo, the initiative organizer.