Reusable Pads = Never Missing a Day of School

Reusable Pad Program Success

Thanks to the African Education Program Club at Conestoga High School, we launched the #ReuseRiseRejoice Campaign in early 2019. The founders of the Club raised enough funds to provide 100 of our young women with reusable pads. In April, 2019, in partnership with Copper Rose Zambia, our young women attended a menstrual health and reusable pad making training, as well as received a pack of five reusable pads each.

The #ReuseRiseRejoice Campaign is still on with the goal of providing reusable pads and the menstrual health training to 100 more of our students in September 2019. This time we will include young men in the program who were eager to learn and share pads with female members of their family.

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Program Background

Every month, too many young women in Zambia miss school during that time of the month. This puts them at a disadvantage to their male counterparts and can mean the end of their education if they miss the national exam needed to advance into the next grade.

To ensure that our girls are not a part of this trend, we have been providing disposable sanitary pads each month. But this short term fix is not sustainable and bad for the environment.

It only costs $20 to provide one young women a pack of five reusable pads and access to the menstrual health training which will include learning how to make and take care of the pads.

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