Remmy Butia, a Senior Public Communications Officer at the County Government of Nandi has embarked on a campaign of donating reusable sanitary pads to girls in the County courtesy of Huru International.
The initiative, he said, was aimed at ensuring that girls in the region, the majority of whom come from poor homes, were forced to skip school during their menses for lack of the essential menstrual hygiene products.
Speaking on Thursday while donating dignity kits to girls at St Mathews Maraba, Kabolebo, Tulwamoi and Uswet Primary Schools in Tinderet Sub County said without constant provision of sanitary towels, many girls run the risk of becoming victims of absenteeism and potential school drop outs.
Other schools who received the Huru Kits are AIC Laboret Girls Primary and Laboret Day Primary schools in Mosop Sub County.
The donation saw every girl get a kit comprising four reusable pads that could be washed between uses for up to eighteen months, with the donor saying the pack was enough to ensure girls stay in school all year round.
Butia said he’s targeting over 700 school girls with the Huru Kits and called upon like-minded individuals and organizations to join the initiative aimed at ensuring the dignity of the girl child is maintained despite their economic status.