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Free Sanitary Pads Project by Youth Beyond Limits

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The Government of Kenya introduced Free Primary Education (FPE) in 2003. The overall objective was to provide education that is free and compulsory, affordable and accessible especially to families and children from low social-economic strata of society. Since the introduction of Free Primary Education (FPE) in 2003, enrolment in primary school has risen from 5.9 million to 9.6 million pupils in 2012.Despite the remarkable increases in access at both primary and secondary school, statistics show that over 1 million children are out of school in primary schools. Majority of these are in ASAL areas, pockets of poverty and urban slums. A big proportion of that percentage is girls. Studies have shown that one of the reasons why girls miss classes or drop out altogether is maturation or the onset of puberty. Without sanitary pads, life at school is difficult. We are subjected to very embarrassing and humiliating incidences, especially from the boys. Tying a pullover around your waist to hide the soiled patch behind your uniform in case the tissue leaks is a dead giveaway. We choose to stay at home.Women face serious reproductive health problems that can incapacitate them. In rural areas in East Africa, large numbers of girls, many of them from impoverished families, often choose to stay at home during their monthly periods because they cannot afford sanitary pads. This negatively impacts gender equality in terms of education, employment, and other areas of opportunity for girls and women. Lack of financial resources to afford sanitary towels causes them to stay at home. Most of these girls are forced to use unhygienic materials such as old clothes. The funding needed to provide free reusable sanitary pads to change their future for the better. Please help us achieve this goal in enhancing the Girl Child Education for a better tomorrow. This will help over 100,00 girls all over the country.Your contribution will be highly appreciated. We will surely keep updating you on the progress of the project with pictures & video. Thank You!


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