Girl Child Education & Sanitary towels
We believe in promoting the realization of the right to free and compulsory education for all children in Kenya, with extra focus on girl child and most vulnerable children in the target community by addressing one of the major causes of poor education for girl’s which is lack of sanitary towels.
Most girls miss out of school at least 7 days per month due to menstrual problems. The initiative engages women and girls in sex & reproductive health and life skill sessions.
We support one secondary school with sanitary towels , creating access to sanitary towels for vulnerable girls’ and learning materials .We also have the female members of the organization do motivational talks to the girls during the distributions while engaging in sporting activities for skills building for young vibrant leadership.
The project has a focus on starting reusable sanitary towels project by the women and girls to bridge the gap and create income.200 boys and girls from Nyabera and St Simons Bar Ogwal Primary schools were supported with exam materials for the 2013 KCPE examinations courtesy of friends of COMPE.