GIRLS' ROOM INITIATIVE
Most organizations are supporting girls by donating sanitation pads but none has addressed themselves to the fact that some girls cannot even afford a changing pant and that their menstrual cycle are irregular and come unannounced. When the period comes while in school and they soil their clothes they are laughed at and ridiculed by boys and even girls in the same class.
Research carried out by Peace Warriors a women led organization operating in all 47 counties of Kenya shows that 99% of girls we talked to have one or two pants which is quite unhygienic during their menses and can lead to infection. 80% of the girls at their maturation stage have irregular menses and most are caught unawares while in class. As such, My Sister's Keeper initiative seeks to raise funds to construct Girl's room for the girls to freshen up when they are caught unawares and a place where they can rest for a while in case of stomach cramps after taking pain killers. The rooms will be equipped with a spare set of uniform, soap, basins, towels, extra panties, sanitary pads, dustbin, jerricans of water for the rural areas/ shower and a bed. We wish to construct at least one of these rooms in each of the 47 counties of Kenya.
Please donate to keep girls in school and to demystify this this natural issue that is taken like a taboo.