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International Women’s Day 2022

With the theme of 2022’s International Women’s Day being “Break the Bias”, it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the work of our Tanzanian partner, School Girl Essentials, and the expansion of Education All Month, Every Month in schools in and around the city of Arusha. African girls miss school every month, just because they are […]

With the theme of 2022’s International Women’s Day being “Break the Bias”, it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the work of our Tanzanian partner, School Girl Essentials, and the expansion of Education All Month, Every Month in schools in and around the city of Arusha.

A addressing a classroom of school girls

African girls miss school every month, just because they are girls. Period poverty – where families are unable to afford sanitary towels or even underwear for their daughters – combined with cultural taboos mean many girls are forced to use unsanitary rags, animal skins and even chicken feathers as protection during their periods.

This makes the prospect of going to school while menstruating impossible.

Education All Month, Every Month changes that.

The back of a lady in a red t-shirt with an 'Education All Month, Every Month' slogan addressing a group of school children

The supply of sanitary towels, underwear and a social education forum make a huge difference to girls born into poverty, enabling them to attend school all month, every month.

In fact, in the first two months of 2022, School Girl Essentials has already provided sanitary towels and an education forum to almost 650 girls in three new secondary schools. Wow! They have also started running education forums with boys so they can support their sisters, friends and classmates.

But rather than us tell you what these measures mean, we’re passing the floor to Neema, Bembeleza, Amos, Naisula, Naima and Asha to tell you in their own words, on our social media channels. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Or read the full article on our website.

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