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Students miss school for five days because they can't afford sanitary pads

Students miss school for five days because they can't afford sanitary pads

'Girl child' advocate, Misimi Isimi, who educates teenagers on personal hygiene is set to take her advocacy to school where the students miss school whenever they are on their periods.

Students miss school for five days because they can't afford sanitary towels

Students miss school for five days because they can't afford sanitary towels

According to a report sent in by a NAIJ.com reader, 9-year-old Isimi who is known for her 'girl-child' advocacy, is set to take her advocacy to underprivileged students in secondary school.

Misimi who recently led a march against the increase in the price of sanitary pads, is said to be getting ready to reach out to underprivileged female students who stay home from school for those 5 days in a month when they are having their periods and probably having menstrual cramps.

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Her aim is to see that the girls aged between 9-15 years are self-aware, especially where their hygiene and menstrual cycle is concerned. She also hopes to distribute free sanitary pads to the girls so that they can stop using rags which could cause diseases for them.

See her objectives below:

"Misimi Isimi is leading the rally/campaign for free sanitary pads to JUST underprivileged public secondary school girls between the ages of 9 to 15. Misimi Isimi being an African girl child advocate, is working so hard to get her voice heard and make these girls get all the attention and care. They deserve to be aware of their body and it's importance.

Joy Anuoluwapo's Foundation in partnership with Misimi Isimi's eco-kids green club and Miss Environment International, are working together to help sensitise the underprivileged secondary school girls on their menstrual cycle, hygiene and s*x education.

Students miss school for five days because they can't afford sanitary pads

Misimi Isimi is an award-winning 'girls right' advocate

It's been observed that most underprivileged girls in Africa miss out on school and this is because they have problems managing their menstruation, they stay at home during their periods and they keep staying further and further behind and later drop out of school due to their inability of being comfortable using rags as pads and also due to cramps. 70% of these underprivileged girls use rags as sanitary pads just because they can't afford to buy one. This isn't hygienic and could cause Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) , ovarian and bladder cancer and could result in death."

This should be encouraged.

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