Girls Health Alliance works to alleviate menstrual challenges that hinder adolescent girls’ health, physical and emotional wellbeing and dignity by promoting menstrual management education amongst teens and school-aged girls in schools and communities. We also promote affordable and sustainable sanitary pads through an innovative model “THE GIRLS’ CARE KIT”, an assorted hygienic care product and clothe made-reusable-pads. The KIT is provided free to economically challenged teen-girls and adolescents to enable them remain in school healthily.
Girls Health Alliance creates community-pad-entrepreneurs by training vulnerable girls who are victims of teenage pregnancy; teen-mothers and high school drop-out on how to produce clothe made-reusable pads, and made them affordable to low-income girls in their communities. This approach creates livelihood opportunities for vulnerable girls, who make earnings from the production and sales of affordable and reusable pads, whilst increasing awareness about menstrual management in slum communities. Our model is more than just an access to sanitary pads and appropriate toilets, it is about ensuring women and girls live in an environment that values and supports their ability to manage their menstruation with dignity and pride.
We distribute free sanitary materials to adolescent girls through community engagement and monthly outreach to ensure adolescent remain healthy and bleed with pride in schools.