According to a report of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in sub-Saharan Africa, one girl out of ten does not go to school during her menstrual cycle, which corresponds, according to some estimates, to 20% of the school time lost over a year.
Unfortunately they are often the first victims of school dropout and often for very banal reasons like not having tampons or menstrual pads
To be a little more concrete, it often happens that there are many dropouts and school failures because of the limitation to access to the pads
We want to make hygienic material available so that these young girls do not have to miss school for lack of affordability
Also we want to organize educational mornings in schools, in the format of a breakfast to lighten the atmosphere and transmit information in a relaxed environment. It is indeed also important to educate on what are the female period, how it works and remove any taboo around it.
We will choose 3 schools, the secondary school, a high school and the university.
The 3 schools are located in the city of Dakar.
It is interesting to choose 3 different schools to see how the different populations will react.
I will be accompanied by 2 girl friends who are better qualified to talk about the subject and the girls will feel more comfortable talking with a girl.
One of them works for the United Nations and is used to intervene with the populations, the other one is Senegalese because I think that it is important to be able to communicate with someone who looks like us.
We will also work with the student associations present at the university to train them on the subject so that they can organize days by themselves
We will also set up a follow-up with some students to collect questionnaires to find out what the direct benefits have been.
total project cost : 11ETH
- menstrual pads and tampons 7ETH (2500units)
- coffee and croissants 1ETH
- nounish designed tote bags 3ETH (1000units)