Oigara Community Foundation provides hygiene towels to Tindereti Primary School

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William and Dinah Oigara Foundation was  at a function in Tindereti Primary School in Gesima Settlement Scheme Nyamira County   to give  back to the School community. In  November 2015,the Foundation was hosted at the school in support the girl child education in the school. In her donation  remarks, the director of the foundation  Dr Joyce Oigara who was represented by  Judith Oigara  highlighted the essence of this support.

The Oigara foundation is glad  to support  the girls with sanitary towels.  This donation  will contribute to  needed hygiene environment for the girls towards academic excellence.

Studies done by  UNESCO estimates that about 10% of adolescent girls   in rural African areas miss school during their biological cycles, and some eventually drops out of school. Other studies also  show that many girls in Kenya miss between 3-5 days of school every month during their monthly cycles due to lack of sanitary towels. A girl absent from school for four days in a month will  miss two weeks of learning in a school term. This makes it hard for girls to effectively  compete with boys in education.

Based on this , Oigara Community foundation in collaboration with Saidia Dada Network, a partner NGO has made available 400 disposable sanitary towels  for about 100 girls. The initial donation will cover a period  of 3 months and  plans are underway  mobilize more supplies. The towels are also accompanied with a user Manual guide book and 200 pairs of  girls underwear .

The value of the sanitary towels   Donation is about Ksh 100,000 ( approx. US$1000)