Chunga Dada Initiative
We believe that no girl should miss school, just because they are on their period. Without access to clean water, good toilets and sanitary towels, girls can miss up to a week of lessons every month when they are on their period. They fall behind in class, and can be forced to drop out of school altogether in rural areas.
Adolescent girls do not have a choice but use improvised material during their menstruation which includes rags from old clothes, blankets or old cut-out t-shirts. These materials are uncomfortable and don’t provide sufficient protection so that girls choose not to go to school.
Chunga Dada initiative provides sanitary towels to 1,300 needy girls to keep them in school with an aims to reduce the number of needy girls who miss out on school due to lack of sanitary products.
“When girls drop out of school at an early age, they are less likely to return to education, leaving them vulnerable to early marriage, violence and forced sexual relations”