Every month a number of girls stay home from school. The reason: Embarrassment and a lack of sanitary products during their period. We want to give these girls the chance to feel safe and confident within their bodies.
We are already organizing workshops for 64 Make Me Smile social workers and CHVs. There they learn how to produce reusable sanitary towels. We have provided enough material to sew sanitary towels for around 800 girls.
With the help of family caregivers a social worker has brought together a group in which information and knowledge is exchanged. They visit schools, lead workshops and talk to the girls about various topics concerning womanhood.