The Freedom for Girls Project provides sanitary towels to thousands of girls helping them stay in school. HIV/AIDS education has been integrated into the project. Since 2008, the distribution has more than doubled with some 59,000 girls receiving a year’s supply of sanitary towels and each packet containing four pairs of underwear. This was a significant growth over the previous four years and the undergarments added additional support for the girls. The health education component will see the introduction of an educational booklet for each girl along with a calendar for keeping track of one’s menstrual cycle. It costs $5 (Kshs. 400) for a year’s supply of sanitary towels, 4 underwear and 1 health teaching manual all packaged together, to keep a girl in school for one year. The target for 2011 is 50,000 girls.
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