Period poverty is a major cause for poor school attendance among young school girls.
A good number of these girls suffer from low self esteem, depression, low confidence as well as infections from using unhygienic makeshift sanitary towels like tissue papers & rags.
To combat this horrific situation, some of these girls engage in life threatening activities like hawking, sex trafficking, drug trafficking, begging on the streets, all of which predisposes them to molestation, rape & in some cases death.
This project will allow GlowCare Foundation assist young girls across these communities by providing them with 1 year's worth of sanitary pads till the next campaign in their communities. will also sensitise them on the importance of good menstrual hygiene and how to and prevent rape by our medical team
Providing these girls with sanitary pads, menstrual hygiene and rape sensitization will help increase their awareness of these issues, their confidence and self esteem. It will also help reduce/prevent the loss of school days & enhance participation in school activities & viable opportunities. Furthermore, the success of this project will help reduce risk of infection, predisposition to rape and sexual violence, while also narrowing the inequality gap between them and their counterparts g who have access to sanitary products. This project is projected to benefit 2000 girls across four communities, in Lagos and Ekiti states, Nigeria.