Reusable sanitary pads help keep girls in school

The ministry of education together with education experts and other stakeholders have over the years been devising means of keeping the girl child in school.

Specific attention was drawn to the push factors one of which is lack of menstrual hygiene facilities.

According to a United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) survey conducted in 10 districts between 2012 and 2013, girl pupils miss one to three days of class per month, which translated into 8 – 24 days per year due to lack of menstrual hygiene facilities.

In today’s report we take you to Mariam High whose teachers are working the local community and NGOs to provide reusable sanitary pads for the learners.

KFM’s Ali Mivule reports;

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We also sought views of a cross section of Ugandans on the issue of retention of the girl child in school.

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