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PROPOSAL FOR REUSABLE PADS DONATION

INTRODUCTION

Mt Everest children’s home (MECH) is focused on working to restore the lives of young children from poor and vulnerable homes. Also children from families where parents have passed on face more critical challenges when it comes to matters of education. Pandemics and diseases have left many young innocent children with no one to lean to especially when it comes to times of making important decision in life. As (MECH) we are devoted to establish the foundation of these hopeless lives to realize good future. Especially girls do face challenges of being enslaved to sex trade and child labor. Early marriages are also a result of poor parenting and lack of correct measures for young generation. Girls engage in premarital affairs hence soiling their precious lives. Hence misused and miss the clear focus of a responsible person in the society.

Problem Statement

Menstruation and Girl’s Education

Education is a basic need for all children. Hence empowers them more so girls. Studies have shown that an educated woman is able to get employment that will earn her income which will raise her living standard. Equipped with information like health for her children, spend on her family’s welfare, as compared to male counterpart. Cultural and traditional barriers still play a prominent role in hindering access to girls’ education. Women are considered secondary citizens as compared to males in conservative and patriarchal societies. Boys are given higher preference in education than girls. Very little attention has been paid to essential infrastructure like latrines, water facilities that are vital for the stay of girls in school especially those that have attained the puberty stage.

Due to lack of water and sanitation in school a girl will miss on average 45 days per year, due to menstrual cycle. Absenteeism leads to poor academic performance and others drop out of school because of shame.

This has prompted me to request for reusable pads that will help the girls from poor backgrounds as one way of keeping the girls at puberty age in school while same time curbing all the negatives surrounding the girl’s education.

Menstruation Hygiene and Management

Menstruation is a normal natural process that occurs in all health adolescents and adult women who haven’t reached menopause. Girls begin to menstruate normally between 8-12 years. An average school girl ranging from grade 4 to 10 is an average total of 450 days. Across the developing world, lack of adequate sanitation facilities prevents girls from attending school when they are menstruating. Girl’s attendance in school increases once hygiene and water sanitation facilities are available.

Young women need to change their napkins three to four times a day during the 3 days of menstruation. The majority of women in East Africa use rags, usually torn from old clothes, leaves, mud, animal skin, toilet paper, bark cloth instead of sanitary napkins. Rags are washed and reused several times. There is no private place to change and clean these rags and no safe soap and water to wash them properly.

A culture of shame and embarrassment makes them to look for hidden places at their homes where they can dry their rags. These places are often dump, dark and unhealthy which may lead to urinary tract infections and vaginal infections which may go untreated.

The commercial sanitary pads has so far not yet solved the problem as many students are from poor backgrounds given that they are sold at non-affordable prices. They are sold as per the company’s name ranging from KSH 50-80 which is a cost of a daily income of a poor household which becomes difficult to purchase and reserve to buy food. This therefore calls for the need of reusable pads to increase girl’s retention in school thus having a long-term impact on the girl and the community at large.

The proposal covers the communities, churches and schools considering girls of age 8-19 years. We target to reach over 3000 girls in Kisii region. Our proposed budget so far is to work on the already identified 500 girls. The proposed budget of KSH 768000 will cater for the purchase and distribution of pads, pants and soap to 500 girls.

Conclusion

Helping the girl child will help the entire community. The young generation is future of our economy. A society that prospers must carefully put more effort to education matters of its children. A child will be required to grow both spiritually physically.

Support us to support the future generation of our society.

Introduction

Mt Everest children’s Home program is focused on working to restore the lives of young children from poor and vulnerable homes. We are devoted to establish the foundation of these hopeless lives to realize good future. Especially girls do face challenges of being enslaved to sex trade and child labor. Hence misused and miss the clear focus of a responsible person in the society.

Proposed budget table

Items No of items Cost of items Cum cost Grand total
No of pads 3 800 300 500000
Bars of soap 4 150 900 140000
Pants 5 200 1200 120000
Transportation 1 8000 8000 8000
Total 768000