Ou friend and partner, Ruth Bach Svendsen from Danish Lutheran Mission in Arusha, Tanzania tells: With the LMU project "Schooling for girls", the Danish Lutheran Mission has during the last months been visiting more than 30 schools on the outer edges of Arusha county in Tanzania and distributed Safepad™, reusable sanitary pads to 3.500 girls. We have taught them and just as many boys about body changes in puberty. We have distributed 3.500 “My first period” booklets to the girls. We have been received with open arms by teachers and students at all schools.
We have received so much positive feedback. For example, a girl told me how happy she is for the sanitary pads and that she can go to school and not have to stay home the days she has her menstruation. It makes me happy to hear and the project worthwhile.