EMPOWERING 800 SCHOOL GIRLS HYGIENE IN LILONGWE

 

Reusable sanitary pads are sustainable and easily renewable resource allowing the girls to wash and reuse them rather than having to buy disposable pads every month. In addition, they are comparatively inexpensive and environmentally friendly. We aim to target 600 girls in schools and it will roll out in the rural communities within the city of Lilongwe in 3 school namely Minga Community Day Secondary School, Chiwamba Community Day Secondary School and Mseche Secondary School.

 

The median age in Malawi is 16.4 years old. Approximately eighty-five percent, 71% of Malawi lives in extreme poverty. Educating girls is widely regarded as one of the best ways to improve the economy and health of developing countries. Girls, however, consistently fare less well academically than boys. In 2004, a survey of menstruating girls in Malawi found that "The biggest numbers of school dropouts are girls because of inconveniences during their menstrual periods.

 

​Reusable sanitary pads are sustainable and easily renewable resource allowing the girls to wash and reuse the rather than having to buy disposable pads every month. In addition, they are comparatively inexpensive and environmentally friendly. The social benefit of the implementation of this concept can greatly mitigate the disadvantages and challenges many disempowered girls endure their process of maturing.

 

 
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