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Free sanitary pads dispatched to northern Kenya

Groups will also educate girls on FGM and early pregnancies

In Summary

• Sanitary towels remain a challenge for many young girls amid corona pandemic

FGM2STEM creative director Kelvin Mabonga.
FGM2STEM creative director Kelvin Mabonga.
Image: Douglas Okiddy

Women and girls in Samburu, Marsabit and Moyale counties are set to receive sanitary towels for free for the next three months.

This is courtesy of Amref Health Africa and FGM2STEM in partnership with  Heels4Pads. The flagging off took place at Amref Health Africa offices in Nairobi.

Sanitary towels remain a critical challenge for many young girls in Kenya due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The groups will also be holding a 30-minute session with the girls to educate them on FGM and early pregnancies.

FGM2STEM council member Martha Cheruto and Women In Energy CEO James Ngomeli
FGM2STEM council member Martha Cheruto and Women In Energy CEO James Ngomeli
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Amref Health Africa partnership engagement manager Corazon Kwamboka
Amref Health Africa partnership engagement manager Corazon Kwamboka
Image: Douglas Okiddy
Heels4Pads co-founder Angela Waweru
Heels4Pads co-founder Angela Waweru
Image: Douglas Okiddy
Amref Health Africa senior technical adviser Grace Gitau
Amref Health Africa senior technical adviser Grace Gitau
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FGM2STEM programme coordinator Edna Peter and Heels4Pads co-founder Monica Muhoya
FGM2STEM programme coordinator Edna Peter and Heels4Pads co-founder Monica Muhoya
Image: Douglas Okiddy