Keeping Girls in School


In 2013, Sobo brand provided K3 million for a pilot project which ran in 15 primary schools. The project aimed at keeping girls in school, targeting adolescent girls. Output included training sessions on life skills and adolescent reproductive health (20 girls per school); distribution of washable sanitary pads; development of a counselling guide on adolescent reproductive health and outreach activity to sensitize the communities of the menstrual hygiene needs of pubescent girls in school where over 2000 people attended, 60% females and 40% males. Keeping Girls in School achieved the following:


Over 82% of adolescent girls who received re-usable sanitary pads indicate that they actively participate in classes despite menstruating