Adolescence is a crucial stage of life and one that is challenging for most girls because of its physical and psychological changes. One of the major physiological changes in adolescence girls is menstruation. Macheo Children’s Centre understands that menstruation is not only a health concern, but also an educational policy concern – and has become a key factor in a bid to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of eliminating gender disparity in primary and secondary education.

As part of our work to help girls and women reach their full potential, Macheo supply sanitary towels to girls, solving the problem of absenteeism in school. We also carry out life skills among adolescent girls to enable them overcome the challenges of growing up and becoming responsible adults. We encourage girls to adapt good behavior that enable them to adapt to and deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life.

We believe that education of girls is a primary focus of development efforts because female school achievement is believed to have long-lasting and far-reaching economic effects solutions to this often-overlooked problem. Our aim is to support the health of girls and women in poor communities, and empower them to remain active contributors to society, by making sanitary pads affordable to girls.

We thank our partners for their support.