Lilongwe, Ukani is one of the local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) promoting girls education in the country will from next month distribute sanitary pads to students at Mgona Community Day Secondary School in Lilongwe.
Co-founder of Ukani, Modesta Mangilani said Thursday that the aim of the programme is bail out less privileged girls who cannot afford to buy the sanitary pads.
She said as part of the Breaking Red project which the organisation is running, about 1, 200 reusable sanitary pads will be distributed to 300 girls at the school.
This will not be the first time for Ukani to distribute pads; we distributed before in Mzimba and Mpemba in Blantyre and we will continue to reach out to more communities in different districts in the country, Mangilani pointed out.
She said Ukani’s home-made reusable sanitary pads were unique because they respond to the demand for a lasting solution to effectively manage menstruation in a less costly manner unlike the disposable products.
Our product is eco-friendly as it reduces the waste that would otherwise be created by using disposable products, the Co-Founder said, adding that, Our pads come in a large variety of fun and colourful Chitenje prints to incorporate the Malawian culture.
Ukani’s Breaking Red project is being funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through World Connect.
During the distribution exercise scheduled to start on April 13,2019 each girl will receive four reusable pads.
Source: MANA Online