By Timothy Wekesa.
It is a relief for girls of Ndengelwa primary school after a well wisher offered to donate sanitary pads to them.
Some of the beneficiaries, source files.
The philanthropic exercise was conducted under the umbrella of One-Month organization in a move to keep teenage girls in school.
Speaking at the school, the CEO and founder of the organization Damaris Simiyu said many girls undergo stigma when their monthly periods come and many of them opt to keep off from school.
She added that the step has been predisposed by the high poverty index in the county adding that it is the reason why she started the organization.
Girls at Ndengelwa primary school, source files.
"Our ultimate goal is to keep the young girls in class since absenteeism impacts negatively to their performance," she said.
Damaris has used the opportunity to urge the girls to abstain from sex and focus on their studies so that they can avert getting pregnant at tender ages.
CEO advises girls, source files.
A total of 100 girls received the pads. However, she has requested government agencies to consider coming up with a budget line for sanitary pads in primary and secondary schools as a sustainable way of keeping needy girls in school.
Several other schools have also benefitted from the program.
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