- 1Reduce the girl child school dropout due to lack of sanitary towels.
- 2Educate teenage girls on puberty, hygiene menstruation and how to physically and psychologically handle such periods.
- 3Sustain marginalized girls with monthly packs of sanitary pads and underwear’s to ensure periods do not get in their way of achieving an education.
- 4To boost a rural girls child’s confidence and self-esteem and be able to participate in different activities.
Menstruation should no be viewed as a taboo; it is part of our biology. A student should not miss out on a chance at school due to a situation that can be avoided. By endorsing this project, we are also advancing Goal 5 (gender equality) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). We believe females should not be limited by that which can be avoided. Sethule Orphans’ Trust has recognized the problems caused by lack of sanitary towels, which has resulted from increased costs and the economic condition of Zimbabwe. Even though it is a problem faced by many women and girls, we believe that those in the rural areas are the most affected. Females of more mature age get to miss out on school proceedings because they cannot gain access to sanitary towels. Furthermore, the tolerance of gender differences has affected how male children in the area view their female counterparts, leading to mockery and even to the ostracising of females who have just started their cycles.