Meet one of our ten pilot schools: Gs Gikaya
Gs Gikaya is one of the 10 schools that will be buying our pads during our industrial-scale pilot. It’s considered one of the model schools with girl-friendly sanitation facilities compared to many of the schools we have visited. This school is also renowned also for their warm welcoming.
|A warm welcome from Gs Gikaya students!|
When Nadia, Tash, and I arrived, we were welcomed by kids running towards you to receive you with a hug and sweet songs.
SHE will be providing Menstrual Health Management training at each of our ten pilot schools, but before we begin training, we needed to revisit the school campus so we can tailor our curriculum based on the school’s sanitation facilities.
|SHE’s Nadia with Gs Gikaya’s headmistress in the school’s girl’s room|
Supporting girls’ menstrual needs at school will not be solved simply by providing access to more pads. That’s why SHE is instigating at the national level to ensure that budgets and resources are increased at the school level, so girls will be provided increased access to education, menstrual products, and services.
I wonder whether schools led by women care more about menstruation issues or if it’s just this school that makes an effort to support its girls and boys equally to help them stay in school. In any regard, we can’t wait to learn more from the girls of Gs Gikaya!