Who would have thought that something so private and embarrassing to girls would actually prevent them attending school where their absence only draws attention to their problem? This is often the case in Kenya where families cannot afford such ‘luxuries’ as sanitary towels or even a pair of knickers for their daughters. World Day of Prayer is privileged to support ‘SAGEinKenya’ with a grant from your donations, which will enable them to work with families in three ADDITIONAL schools in that country, through this academic year.
Here is the latest report from SAGEinKenya:-
Last year “World Day of Prayer” very kindly gave us a grant of £3000 to support a large primary school in the Manyatta district of Kisumu. This area is an “informal settlement” in one of the poorest areas of the city and in a normal year the girls struggle to maintain their education.
Like the rest of the world it has been hit by covid-19 and all of the schools were shut for a term. Despite this, James has succeeded in maintaining a relationship with the girls and has managed to distribute sanitary product to them and will ensure that they will continue to have the relevant items when they sit the all important end of primary school exams.
Under normal circumstances the students would sit these exams in November but they have been postponed until March/April.
The following link is a report from Manyatta Primary School.