By Felix Asiimwe
Together Alive Healthy Initiative, a non-government organization on Wednesday donated a total of 797 Afripad reusable sanitary pads worth 12, 752, 000 shillings to 797 female learners from Rubaya and Kamuganguzi Sub Counties in Kabale district as a way of supporting girl child education.
The beneficiaries included 604 female students from St Bernabus Secondary School Karujanga in Rubaya Sub County, 88 female pupils from Katenga Primary School, 60 pupils from Kyasano primary school, 34 from Bunagana primary school and 11 pupils from Kyabona Primary School all in Kamuganguzi Sub County Kabale district.
The Kigezi region coordinator Together Alive Healthy Initiative Simpson Mpirirwe said that they decided to donate the pads to the selected vulnerable female learners as a way of supporting girl child education in the district.
Mpirirwe noted that some girls drop out of schools due to lack of sanitary equipments especially when they start experiencing their menstrual periods.
The Head Teacher of Bunagana Primary School Francis Agaba, Innocent Byagagere the Head teacher of Katenga Primary School and Jackson Kyomukama a member of Kyabona primary school management committee, all commended Simpson for the initiative saying it shall keep a girl child in school by reducing on absenteeism by girls especially during their menstrual periods and reduce on early marriages.