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Girls in Garissa to stay in school ‘Always’ as County Government donates sanitary pads

By Farah Adan

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Governor Nathif Jama flanked by CEC member for youth, sports, culture and social services Mrs. Halima Haji flag off a consignment of sanitary towels for girls in secondary schools

In a bid to see girls spend more days in school, the County government of Garissa today donated sanitary pads to girls secondary schools in the County

The consignment was flagged off by Governor Nathif Jama flanked by senior officials from his administration.

The governor said that his administration will ensure girls in the county receive quality education and nothing interrupts their educational calendar.

Such initiatives, he added, will go a long way in keeping girls in schools especially those from less fortunate families.

CEC member for Youth, sports, culture and social services Mrs Halima Haji under whose docket the responsibility falls, said that lack of sanitary pads keep many young girls out of school.

She added that young girls normally miss classes for 7 days in a month which totals to 63 days in a year. This she said is equivalent to a whole term and is responsible for their dismal performance in examinations.

30 sewing machines and 30 wheel chairs were also given to less fortunate and disabled women from the county.

On the same note, Governor Nathif Jama directed all departments of his administration to ensure they offered disability friendly services.

He added that special schools will also be built for persons living with disability and urged parents not to hide their disabled children.

 

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