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 are supporting the production & distribution of 1000 reusable and environmentally friendly sanitary kits as well has 30,000 reusable masks. Our partners on the ground have recently set up a tailoring unit which will allow for this upscale production. Training is also being provided to girls on the usage of the kits, as well as educating them on reproductive health.
October 2020 Update:
Our partners on the ground have produced and distributed 19,692 masks and are also approaching completion of the 1000 sanitary kits.
The following list outlines their progress so far;
- 7060 liners -this is the absorbent component (7 per kit)
- 1065 water proof bags (1 per kit)
- 896 shields - this is the fluid proof component that attaches the liners with the underwear and protects the underwear from staining. (2 per kit)
- 2000 underwears (2 per kit),
- Additionally, 1000 towels, 1000 soap bars have been printed 1000 "user manual" inserts
As schools reopen, the educating and distribution of Sanitary Kits is due to recommence.
The Sanitary kits cost £12 each and are sustainable, lasting approximately 3-4 years per kit and the masks are cost just $0.3 each.
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Each kit 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.