Teachers cutting fabric
The Kasiisi Project provides sanitary pads and underwear to all menstruating girls in five of our project schools. However, we do not have the resources to expand this project to the other nine Kasiisi Project Schools. One way to reach more schools, girls and to make the program more sustainable, is to promote Reusable Menstrual Pads . Workshops on how to make the reuasble pads have been held in two schools, students and teachers attended the workshop and our plan is to bring this technology to all our schools!
Previously the Kasiisi Project has attempted to introduce reusable pads, but the efforts have been met with resistance from our health care workers due to issues of proper washing and drying of the pads. Menstrual hygiene and proper care of the pads are an integral component to these new workshops!
Some of the recent feedback we have recieved on the reusable pads include:
- They do not leak at night or during the day
-Wash them today and you can use it again tomorrow
- Work as good as a manufactured pad that you can buy
-You don't have to throw them away, you just clean it
-Other family members (mothers and sisters) want to learn how to make them
The Kasiisi Project wishes you all a happy holiday season and a healthy 2016 !
Children making pads
Young boy helping make pads
Group shot after making pads