The journey continues in transforming and empowering the girl-child around the globe; Busoga Trust is working ‘tooth and nail’ towards that goal by reaching out to schools and communities creating awareness on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) to girls aged nine and above.
Tremendous results have been realised and thousands of girls’ lives have been impacted. Below we have a testimony of one of the girls from the communities we work in:
Meet Naigaga Prossy, a 12 year old pupil from Namungalwe Primary School:
“I come from a low-income family which struggles to keep me in school; yet buying me pads every month proved to be another struggle for them due to lack of money. Sometimes I would miss school and stay home as a result, this led to my poor performance in class. But now I believe my story is going to change because Busoga Trust has taught me how to sew reusable sanitary pads using locally available materials which is going to help make my school days better and more comfortable. No more missing school because of menstruation; am eager to teach my friends about my new experience so they can change their lives too, especially at school."
(Their smiles say it all - a photo of pupils from Namumgalwe primary school happily displaying their finished hand sewn reusable sanitary pads)
Written by Waibi Moses and Winnie Namukose