In order to end abject poverty in the world, promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be pivotal. The SDGs also known as the ‘Global Goals’ are a universal call to action to end poverty. They tackle the root cause of poverty and unite us together through partnerships to make positive change. There are 17 SDGs goals, but one of the goals that we want to achieve in Molo by 2030 is Goal number 4: To ensure Quality Education. We cannot do this alone; we appreciate our donors, staff, Molo community, guardians, media, and schools within Molo that we are working closely with to empower our girls, so as to ensure that she stays in school with an end goal of her accessing quality education.
“One of the key challenge for the girl child in Molo to be in school and access quality education has been
lack of feminine kits and hygiene education. This leaves them with no option but to engage in early sex
in exchange for sanitary towels. This leads to contraction of diseases, unwanted pregnancies and school
dropouts, thus the dream of quality education for the girl child in Molo remains utopia. This is why
Project 82 had to quickly act” – Peninah, Community health worker and a guardian in our Molo program.
It is sad to see many bright girls opting to be out of school during their monthly cycle to avoid being embarrassed in school because they cannot afford sanitary towels. This leaves them to be vulnerable. They fall behind in school and can fail their exams if they miss too much school. How can they break out of the cycle of poverty and become independent and successful adults without a solid education? We believe that all children deserve a good education, and we joined hands with our guardians through the sewing program to make sure our girls have a solution that will allow them to attend school.
The P82 sewing ladies started working on a Hygiene Kit initiative, and since have sewed many washable sanitary towels to meet the growing need in Molo community. This has turned out a huge success, as it captured the attention of NTV, the biggest media house in Kenya. NTV aired the story during their prime time news.
We thank the schools that we partner with, for helping to identify the needy vulnerable girls to be beneficiaries of the feminine kits and also providing some of their staff as volunteers to teach our girls on hygiene education. This is a grandeur step towards empowering our girls in Molo to stay in school. You too can be part of this collective effort to empower vulnerable girls to stay in school and access quality education through purchasing a feminine kit today!
No girl should miss school because she cannot afford sanitary supplies, thus to avoid embarrassment be forced to engage in sex in exchange for one! Together we can put a stop to this cycle plaguing girls.