FOR HIS DAUGHTERS

I'll be a menstrual hygiene ambassador, says CS Balala

He pledged to advocate for girl's and women's menstrual hygiene in Kajiado county

In Summary

• Balala said that the presence of his wife and daughters in his life is the main reason he will champion for amplifying the voices of the girl.

• He said that he will support menstrual health and hygiene sensitization efforts within the county of Kajiado.

Tourism and Heritage CS is shown the mission and vision of Kajiado CBO A Pack A Month by the founder, Jackline Saleiyan. He pledged to be an ambassador of menstrual hygiene in the county.
MENSTRUAL HYGIENE Tourism and Heritage CS is shown the mission and vision of Kajiado CBO A Pack A Month by the founder, Jackline Saleiyan. He pledged to be an ambassador of menstrual hygiene in the county.
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Tourism, Culture, and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has made a pledge to be an ambassador of menstrual hygiene.

The CS made the declaration on Wednesday in Kajiado County during an award handover ceremony of the Olorgesaile Museum Village.

The village was declared the Best Tourism Village by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) for its conservation efforts.

Balala said that the presence of his wife and daughters in his life is the main reason he will champion for amplifying the voices of the girl.

“I have girls in my home, my wife and daughters, of course, I will be an ambassador for the girls,” he said.

The CS responded to an invitation to be an ambassador of Girls and Young Women and menstrual hygiene by A Pack A Month Founder, Jackline Saleiyan.

CS Balala is shown around the A Pack A Month CBO with founder Jackline Saleiyan
MENSTRUAL HYGIENE CS Balala is shown around the A Pack A Month CBO with founder Jackline Saleiyan
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He said that he will support menstrual health and hygiene sensitization efforts within the county of Kajiado.

Kajiado is among the counties where girls and young women are plagued by period poverty and gender-based violence such as Female Genital Mutilation, child marriage, and sexual violence.

Grassroots organisations such as A Pack A Month are constantly working to end period poverty in the county and putting an end to acts such as trading sex for sanitary pads.

They provide free sanitary towels, mentorship and support services to vulnerable girls and young women.

Saleiyan said that she hopes the CS as a public figure will help amplify the voices of girls and young women within Kajiado and the country at large.

Edited by D Tarus