Plan Malawi donate sanitary pads to 90 school girls in Mulanje  

In the remote area of Muhiwa Village in Mulanje district pupils from Namphungo Primary School have something to smile about as 90 girls benefited from sanitary pads donated by Plan Malawi.

One of the girls who received the package from Plan.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

One of the girls who received the package from Plan.- Photo by Jeromy Kadewere

Plan package to Namphungo Primary for girls ..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Plan package to Namphungo Primary for girls ..Photo Jeromy Kadewere

Here  is your bag...Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.

Here is your bag…Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.

According to Plan Malawi Humanitarian Response Coordinator in Mulanje district, Douglas Nantapa said approximately  over 1000 girls in the district miss school for ten weeks every year during the menses and hence the need to accord the issue necessary attention.

Nantapa said Plan Malawi want to promote and advocate for socioeconomic and emotional wellbeing of adolescent girls and young women by influencing positive social change and build girls leadership to improve their quality of lives.

He says majority of adolescent girls do not go to school when menstruating due to reasons ranging from culture to lack of sanitary facilities and menstrual hygiene management.

There are many reasons for the increased cases of Adolescent girls’ absenteeism and  dropping out of school  but one is that girls tend to stay at home when menstruating, missing 4 or five days out of every school month

“This eventually leads to a sharp increase in dropout rates among girls after 4, 5 and 6 years of primary education,’ he said.

One of the beneficiaries, Rosemary Malikuti, who is in standard 6 says it is now reasonable for her to say that the distribution of sustainable sanitary pads had made a substantial contribution to the support for her stay in school.

Rosemary said at first, she was absconding classes when menstruating, fearing the unknown.

“Now I am assured of completing at lease my primary education since the introduction of the sustainable sanitary pads and training in menstrual hygiene management,” she says.

Another standard 6 girl Brenda Ben, who benefited from the free sanitary towels said the donation was the move in the right direction.

She said access to sanitary towels has in the past been limited by prohibitive costs which forced most girls to opt for unhygienic materials such as dung and dirty clothes to manage the menstrual flow.

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10 thoughts on “Plan Malawi donate sanitary pads to 90 school girls in Mulanje  ”

  1. Yahudah says:

    Propaganda what type of education can the muzungu sons and daughters of rapist, murderers, thieves, child molesters teach our children no wonder why malawi is filled with wickedness because Satan is let loose in that country.

  2. womenslib says:

    “Special advisor” why is the headline too raw. Women menstruate and need hygiene products. Deal with it. People like you are why Malawi isn’t going forward. Too much “ulemu” is holding us back.

  3. YAD says:

    To the extent of using DUNG? How? that sounds innovative if its hygienic enough!

  4. fkr says:

    for thousands of years these girls did not nee pass and just sorted themselves out naturally.now in order to spend the westernt taxpayers money they have to donatep pads to these girls. out doesn’t make sense.

  5. George says:

    Mlakho tianati tayamba kale kuchucha magazi eee nzodabwitsa

  6. ujeni says:

    Can some of these Companies look at Malawi from North to South. Malawi is not just Blantyre and some southern districts alone like Mulanje. A day doesnt pass without hearing toilet tissues have been donated to Thyolo or Mulanje or Phalombe. We are the poorest in the world because of our own making

  7. wobeba wanga says:

    Eish mpaka dung???????????? nde zovutatu

  8. special advisor says:

    Honestly, this headline is too crude, raw. The language used if appropriate for biology or some similar science. Its not dignifying for our girls and women. It’s important that we use socially acceptable reporting. Just try to translate this into Chichewa or Chiyawo or Chitumbuka, and you’ll understand what I mean. I always thought this is common sense.

  9. galu wa galu says:

    Give Aunt Tiwo too! KKKK

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