By Wycliffe Andabwa

In a bid to promote girls’ education, the National Government has launched a initiative to distribute sanitary towels to primary school girls in Kakamega County. The project aims to ensure that all girls in public primary and junior secondary schools across the county have access to these essential hygiene products. According to the County Director of Gender, Vincent Okeya, each girl will receive eight packets of sanitary towels, which will be issued by teachers.

The program is designed to eradicate period shame and enable girls to attend school without worrying about their menstrual hygiene. By providing these essential products, the government hopes to reduce absenteeism and improve school performance among girls. The targeted girls are those in class 5 to class 8, and the initiative is part of the government’s efforts to achieve 100% enrollment, retention, and completion of school.

This initiative aims to promote equal access to education for girls, who are often disproportionately affected by lack of access to sanitary products. By providing these essential products, the government is taking a crucial step towards ensuring that girls can attend school without being held back by menstrual health and hygiene issues.

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