WYAA distributes sanitary towels in a slum school

In April, the World Youth Alliance held a successful dignity project themed KIKE. Keep In Keep Empowered (KIKE) was a project aimed to provide sanitary materials to young girls from poor backgrounds in Roysambu Primary school in Nairobi, Kenya.

Educated mothers raise educated children, and educated children can break out of poverty. Allowing women and girls to attend and finish their schooling, promoting the value of educating girls and eradicating illiteracy among women has been shown not only to yield high returns for the girls themselves but also major returns for the development of the entire society.

The first sanitary towels distribution project was at RoySambu Primary School on April 1, 2011.The distribution of the sanitary ware was accompanied with basic training comprised of how to use the products, basic hygiene and adolescent stage. 

The participants included 26 girls in Class 8 from RoySambu Primary School, as well as Joan Njeri, a professional on Reproductive Health issues, Members of Rafikistry Information Centre and Felogene Anumo and Sylvia Omina of WYAA.