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.