Joyland Special School – providing feminine hygiene products for all girls allowing them to attend school regularly.
As we arrived, you would think we had given them the world. The girls ran up to us with open arms and there were many hugs. A lovely presentation – in Kenya there is always a song and dance, and a wonderful poem recited, created on the spot and presented by a gifted student Karen, was our gift of thanks.
Every month the girls are provided with 3 panties and sanitary pads. Head teacher told us that over the last year, not one girl has missed a class since they are confident they will be properly protected during their monthly period.
Who knew such excitement could be generated over pads! We were told that the boys are a little jealous. We will have to think of something for them as well!