Joy for girls at Ngala Special School as Rotary Club donates sanitary pads during World Menstrual Hygiene Day



There was joy at Ngala Special Primary School in Nakuru East Sub county when Rotary Club of Nakuru made a visit with donation of sanitary pads on Tuesday May 28,2024.
This came even as the World commemorated Menstrual Hygiene Day.
World Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated on 28 May.
This year’s, the Day is celebrated under the theme PERIOD FRIENDLY WORLD.
Rotary Club of Nakuru President James Yegon addressing Journalists during World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2024.PHOTO/PRISTONE MAMBILI.

The team from Rotary Club of Nakuru led by President James Yegon also engaged the girls on talk about Menstrual Hygiene Management.

They called for inclusion of boy child and male gender on the issue of menstrual cycle management.
In his address to the press, Yegon stated that the boy child is key in fighting taboos around menstruation.
He was however quick to point out that the boy child needs to be sensitized about the menstrual cycle and hygiene management so that they can help the girl child in an inclusive society.
Yegon while lauding the donors who made the donation, also called on government to expedite the process of ensuring all girls can access sanitary pads.
“We are calling on other stakeholders and even the government to work towards ensuring the sanitary pads are accessible to all girls so that they can remain in school,” he said.
Ngala Special School Head teacher Ms Joy Kimaita addressing press on World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2024.PHOTO/PRISTONE MAMBILI.

Sentiments echoed by Ngala Primary Special School Ms Joy Kimaita.

She pointed out that girls with special needs are vulnerable when it comes to menstrual Hygiene Management and therefore need more support.
Ms Joy lauded the Rotary Club of Nakuru and friends for thinking about the girls in special needs schools.
“Majority of our girls come from very vulnerable families that cannot afford even the sanitary pads. Therefore such a donation goes a long way in supporting them and we are very grateful,” she said.
According to the headteacher, menstruation should not be seen as a sin that society laughs at the girls.
She says such stigma should be done away with through proper sensitization of society and boy child.
The donation of packs  will see them through a year.
Immediate Past President Rotary Club of Nakuru Rani Ramchandani who also graced the event said the donation will go a long way in ensuring girls remain in school.
“We just want to ensure our girls are in school even during the menstrual cycle,” she said.
The event was also attended by Rotarian Easy Adeniran from Rotary Club Nigeria.
The visiting Rotarian noted that they will continue to partner with Rotary Club of Nakuru in various social transformative projects.
Other schools from Nakuru East and Nakuru West Sub counties also are beneficiaries of the donation.

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