Care4Girls donates sanitary pads to Bangwe Secondary School

Maestro Leadership Team Malawi through Care4Girls initiative donated sanitary pads to Bangwe Day Secondary School girls in Blantyre.

Students clapss hands after the donation

Students clapss hands after the donation

Chairperson of Care4Girls Glory Mu

Chairperson of Care4Girls Glory Muva speaking to the students

The beneficiaries of the the sanitary pads

The beneficiaries of the the sanitary pads

Chairperson of Care4Girls Glory Muva said the donation was made as part of the campaign to ensure the hygiene of girls during menstruation period.

Muva said the non governmental organisation was concerned with how menstrual period affects girl child education in Malawi up to the extent of dropping out of school.

“The objective is to empower girls to stay in the school because it gives them confidence,” Muva said.

“We have heard of stories that some girls use fresh leaves during menstrual periods.”

She said the organisation was encouraged with the impact of the initiative, which started last year, hence would strive to reach out to many schools.

Bangwe Day Secondary headgirl Vanessa Chalimba commended Maestro Leadership for the donation saying the girls will not skip classes during menstrual period.

Ruth Mmangeni, a teacher at the school said some students dropout because of lack of sanitary pads during menstruation.

“We thank Care4Girls for coming to our school because the motivation talk has helped the girls to be confident,” Mmangeni said.

“Some girls shun classes during menstruation while others do dropout in some cases.”

The Care4Girls campaign is targetted 30 schools and 3,000 needy girls across the country.

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