Schoolgirls in Nandi County, both in primary and secondary schools, are set to benefit from a sanitary pads distribution program under the Affirmative Action Fund, according to Nandi woman representative Dr. Tecla Tum. According to Dr. Tum, the aim of the government’s program is to improve education access in a County where many can’t afford sanitary pads and tampons and will solve the issue of school girls missing school. The program covers all the public primary and secondary schools.
Apart from the provision of sanitary pads, the Nandi woman representative has also launched different projects for women, youths and people with disabilities ranging from bursaries, an avocado farming program, women grants and a tent distributions project. The office has given out bursaries to needy students, and funds to various groups among others. Kshs 194 million worth bursaries were given to 94 students across Nandi and 20 women groups received Kshs 100,000.
She urged the groups to utilize the funds well to transform their lives through businesses and other ventures, and that the beneficiaries of the bursaries should work harder in their education journey.