Nyakasanga Development Community Foundation (NYAKU)
Was awarded Seedlings of Change (SoC) mini-grant of $500. USD to help fund their project "Empowering Women and Girls through training them in the making and selling of sanitary cloth pads to reduce absenteeism in schools.
The overall goal of the project is to empower the young girls and women through the making and selling of reusable cloth pads, capacity building on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) to improve retention in school.
The high absenteeism and dropout rates during menstruation among school going girls has been linked to poor performance.