Kibabii University

KIBU Women Initiative Boosts Girls’ Education by Providing Free Sanitary Pads

Research by Menstrual Hygiene Day, a global advocacy platform for non-profit organisations and government agencies to promote menstrual health, shows that 65 percent of women and girls in Kenya are unable to afford sanitary pads.

According to another research by Kenya’s Ministry of Education, girls lose an average of four school days every month, translating to two weeks of learning each term. The trend extends further to girls in tertiary and higher education institutions across Kenya.

To reverse this, a team of members of staff and faculty from Kibabii University dubbed “KIBU WOMEN” have started an initiative to support female students in a periodical distribution of sanitary pads.

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On Thursday 16th June, 2022 the Team presented a number of cartons of sanitary pads to the Dean of Students Dr. Alice Chemutai to support needy girls in the University.

The exercise was attended by the Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student affairs) Prof. Stanley Mutsotso.

“We have a long list of very needy students within the University. We all know its a human indignity for our girls to lack these basic things. This gesture is exemplary, and we encourage you to keep up supporting these cases to ensure our girls do not drop out,” Prof Mutsotso remarked.

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