March 8th marked International Woman’s Day; a day aimed to help nations worldwide to eliminate discrimination against women and to help women gain full and equal participation in global development. The theme for this year’s campaign is #EachforEqual; an equal world is an enabled world.
BCT is proud to support and celebrate this crucial cause and we believe that every girl should have the right to access education.
We are honoured to share with your our latest project in support of the ‘Keep The Girls in School Campaign 2020’.
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.
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.