Reusable Pads = Never Missing a Day of School
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.
Thanks to the African Education Program Club at Conestoga High School, we are launching the #ReuseRiseRejoice campaign. In June 2019, we seek to provide 100 of our young women with reusable pads and a menstrual health training in partnership with Copper Rose Zambia (copperrosezambia.org).
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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