Empowering the Dreams of a Kenyan Girl Child

Sanitary Sanity Campaign

Education about Menstruation changes everything.

The Sanitary Sanity Campaign (SSC) is a program run by Mfariji Africa that delivers sanitary pads and health education to Kenyan girls from poor social and economic backgrounds to make sure that periods do not get in the way of Girls right to Education.

850,000 Girls in Kenya miss school 5 to 6 days every month during their menstruation because they lack sanitary pads. This means that a girl who is absent from school due to menses for five days per month loses 15 learning days equivalent to 2 weeks of learning in every school term.

Mfariji Africa seeks to support these girls from poor social economic background with annual packs of sanitary towels to reduce absenteeism from school leading to poor performance.

FACTS

Today in Kenya menstruation is not only a health concern, but also an educational policy concern, and has become a key factor in the country’s bid to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of eliminating gender disparity in primary and secondary education.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The project aims to;

  • Reduce the girl child school dropout due to lack of sanitary towels
  • Educate teenage girls on puberty, hygiene menstruation and how to physically and psychologically handle such periods.
  • Sustain marginalized girls with annual packs of sanitary pads and underwear’s to ensure periods do not get in their way of achieving an education.
  • Eliminate through informing, the myths, taboos and misinformation that people in such communities have about girls during their menstrual period.

WHERE WE WORK

KITUI WEST CONSTITUENCY:

  • KANGONDI PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • KANGII PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • KAVONGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • KWAMUKOO PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • MUTULU PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • KWA NDOTO PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • MUTHALE PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • YALATANI PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • UVAANI PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • MAVALO PRIMARY SCHOOL

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Mfariji Africa integrates Mentoring, reproductive health and menstrual hygiene training and scholarships

Quick Contacts

Address (KE) : P.O. Box: 46253-00200 Nairobi, Kenya.
Address (US) : 111 Valley Rd, New Castle DE,19720 US
Phone (KE): +254 720 411 782
Phone (US): +130 2897 4224
Email: [email protected]

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