[PHOTOS] Jwan receives sanitary pads from donors

He said students sitting national examinations will benefit from over two million pads.

In Summary
  • Jwan said the donation comes at a time when there's a need to support girls. He thanked the donors for what he termed as a commitment to ensure no learner is left behind.
  • He said a lack of sanitary health provisions could cause students not to attend school.
Outgoing Education PS Julius Jwan presides over the launch of sanitary pads for primary and secondary school girls at the KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.
Outgoing Education PS Julius Jwan presides over the launch of sanitary pads for primary and secondary school girls at the KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.

Outgoing Early learning and basic education PS Julius Jwan on Monday received sanitary towels from donors.

He said students sitting national examinations will benefit from over two million sanitary towels donated by the United States Department of Defence.

USAID Kenya Deputy mission Director Bert Ubamadu, US sergent Pablo Zuniga and Julius Jwan during the launch of sanitary pads for both primary and secondary school girls at KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.
USAID Kenya Deputy mission Director Bert Ubamadu, US sergent Pablo Zuniga and Julius Jwan during the launch of sanitary pads for both primary and secondary school girls at KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

Jwan said the donation comes at a time when there's a need to support girls.

He thanked the donors for what he termed as a commitment to ensure no learner is left behind.

US Army sort out sanitary pads during the launch of sanitary pads for primary and secondary school girls at the KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.
US Army sort out sanitary pads during the launch of sanitary pads for primary and secondary school girls at the KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

“Last year at such a time we received almost 600,000 sanitary towels. This comes at a time when drought is ravaging the country,” he said.

Jwan said a lack of sanitary health provisions could cause students not to attend school.

Julius Jwan receives a token of the donated sanitary pads from USAID Kenya deputy mission director Bert Ubamadu during the launch of sanitary pads for primary and secondary school girls at the KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.
Julius Jwan receives a token of the donated sanitary pads from USAID Kenya deputy mission director Bert Ubamadu during the launch of sanitary pads for primary and secondary school girls at the KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

“We want to ensure that all our learners are comfortable especially because we are a few weeks away into national exams,” he said.

Jwan warned school heads about selling the pads.

US Army sort out sanitary pads during the launch of sanitary pads for primary and secondary school girls at the KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.
US Army sort out sanitary pads during the launch of sanitary pads for primary and secondary school girls at the KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

USAID Kenya deputy mission director Bert Ubamadu, US Army major Ferland Brian, US Army Sergeant Carley Renteria and US army Sergeant Zuniga Pablo were present during the launch.

USAID Kenya Deputy mission Director Bert Ubamadu, US Sergeant Pablo Zuniga and Julius Jwan during the launch of sanitary pads for both primary and secondary school girls at KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.
USAID Kenya Deputy mission Director Bert Ubamadu, US Sergeant Pablo Zuniga and Julius Jwan during the launch of sanitary pads for both primary and secondary school girls at KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA
US Army sort out sanitary pads during the launch of sanitary pads for primary and secondary school girls at the KICD on on Monday, November 7, 2022.
US Army sort out sanitary pads during the launch of sanitary pads for primary and secondary school girls at the KICD on on Monday, November 7, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA
Julius Jwan and US Army Major Brian Ferland during the launch of sanitary pads for primary and secondary school girls at the KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.
Julius Jwan and US Army Major Brian Ferland during the launch of sanitary pads for primary and secondary school girls at the KICD on Monday, November 7, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA
Sanitary pads to be distributed for both primary and secondary school girls.
Sanitary pads to be distributed for both primary and secondary school girls.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

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