According to UNESCO, 1 in 10 girls in Africa miss school every month because of their periods, and girls from poor families in Kenya miss 20% of the school year due to the lack of access to sanitary products.

BCT will be supporting this campaign through the funding of the Girls Sanitary Kits Programme, which will provide reusable, environmentally friendly and hygienic sanitary towels to 1000 young school girls. Training will also be provided to girls on the usage of the kits, as well as educating them on reproductive health. We will also be supporting the production and distribution of 30,000 re-usable masks which will further support these young girls and their families during the pandemic.

This project will empower hundreds of young girls with the opportunity to stay in school and continue their education without interruption. A luxury that we often take for granted.

Each kit costs $15 (£12) and contains:

  • 1 carrying bag
  • 6 cotton liners
  • 2 water proof shields
  • 1 towel
  • 1 soap
  • 2 pairs of underwear
  • 1 menses calendar

Each kit is expected to last 3-4 years.

This price also includes the cost of trained health workers who will be delivering health training to the girls.

If you would like to donate towards this essential and much needed cause, please click here and quote “KeepGirlsInSchool” in the description.

"If you educate a woman, you educate a whole nation"
African Proverb