Free-sanitary-pads drive in Byo

cymbalta withdrawal symptoms insomnia. best price 100mg viagra. cialis at kmart pharmacy. Nhlalwenhle Ncube
WHile some countries are moving towards a policy of offering free sanitary pads in primary schools, back home the initiative is in selected pilot schools as part of pro bono projects by some non-state actors.

Three Bulawayo primary schools; Mthombowesizwe, Manyewu and Ntabeni have been selected as beneficiaries of the Sanitary Pads Movement a�� an initiative of football luminary Cosmas a�?Tsanoa�? Zulu.

For Zulu, it all began at home when he realised that his 11-year-old granddaughter was at that puberty stage where the a�?womanhooda�? cycle starts.

a�?I was surprised to learn that my granddaughter aged 11 had started her monthly periods so I thought of those children from under-privileged families,a�? said Zulu.

Zulu known socially for his comical side at times combines humour with sense. He drew parallels to the policy of free condoms.

a�?If there are free condoms in male toilets, why not have free sanitary pads in womena��s toilets as well,a�? said Zulu.

Zulu partnered with five passionate colleagues namely Marshal Chiza, Lawrence Phiri, Marcia Tfenge and Nhlalo Ncube that wish to see the dream come true.

a�?We hope this movement will spread to primary and secondary schools countrywide. Ita��s about health, confidence and education of the girl child. They should not use inappropriate blood soaking materials which may be contaminated thereby exposing them to infections,a�? he said.

Most households survive on less that $5 a day, according to statistics from Zimstats, as such numerous households do n0t even buy toilet paper, what of sanitary pads?

a�?Some childrena��s families cana��t afford sanitary ware. The distribution will increase confidence and improve their performance at school as it affects concentration when a child has to worry about something as small and as natural as a period,a�? said one of the MthombowesizweA� teachers.

Member of Parliament for Emakhandeni-Entumbane constituency Dingilizwe TshumaA� wishes the program could spread beyond his constituency.

a�?We want to see it spreading to all primary and secondary schools,a�? he said.

The junior councillor for the area, Thabisile Nyathi (16) said the issue of menstrual cycle disturbances is more serious than most people realise. As a peer educator and a�?legala�? representative of the youth in the area, and being a girl she has a bright idea.

a�?Ten cents is a small amount of money, therefore, we must sell the vision to schools. We have to contribute small tokens to make pads available,a�? said Jr Cllr Nyathi.

The ball has been set rolling all that the project needs is a buy in from everyone with capacity to make it come true. can augmentin treat chlamydia.