This fall, Lwala Community Alliance formalized a new partnership with Johnson & Johnson to support the launch of the Girls Education and Pads Program. In this program, all girls in classes 6-8 in 13 local primary schools will received a pad kit that includes 5 reusable sanitary pads, underwear, soap, and information on sexual and reproductive health. Lwala’s New Vision Women’s Sewing Cooperative Group will manufacture the kits and will be trained in pad care and menstruation education so that they can then educate the recipients of the kits on these topics. The goals of the program are to increase school attendance and completion for girls, knowledge of sexual and reproductive health of the girls receiving the kits, and the annual earnings of the women in the sewing group due to the increased production of manufacturing the kits.
We are thrilled to have Johnson & Johnson support us in these efforts!
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