During the 2017 tour tournament, 2 of our players (one a mentor), were headhunted and offered a scholarship in a secondary school, thanks to their netball ability. The girls finished their primary school education in Bungoma and then started senior school in January this year and are thriving, The teachers tell us the girls are very happy, as are their parents, and both their educational achievements and netball ability are growing. We're very proud of you girls.
(Update from Joseph, our Kenya programme manager)
We are piloting the use of reusable sanitary pads at Kabkara Primary School, Bungoma. Working with Eco-pads Uganda, who are the suppliers of the reusable pads, NDT has run a one day induction session today to help the beneficiaries understand how to use the reusables; they are used to disposables, which are more expensive and more damaging to the environment (they are thrown down pit latrines).
Josephine Malinga from Uganda and a partner at Eco-pads led the girls through a menstrual hygiene management session and later distributed a pack of four reusable pads to the Kabkara Primary School needy pupils.
Speaking during the event, Mr Fred Wanyonyi, our NDT Kenya Patron, said that NDT is keen on ensuring that all pupils remain in school all the time so as to participate fully in classwork and also in netball as a sport. He urged the pupils to be role models to the others. The girls were clearly very excited at their new possession.
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