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Strategy to Sustain the Girl Child in School: The Reusable Sanitary Pads Women Empowerment Project

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Elle Y.T. Yang

UNICEF has shown that 1 out of 10 girls drops out of school due to lack of access to sanitary pads annually. To address these issue, Love Binti International comes in with the solution that involves sewing and tailoring training for cloth pad making. The trainings include field-based training to reduce the issue of lack of pads for school girls; and center-based tailoring training which equip more trainees with skills in pad-making to go out in the field as empowering agents. With these approaches we are aiming to reduce the dropout rates in schools and increase women independence.

Love Binti was founded in 2015 in Taiwan, however, it was established as an international NGO in Uganda early 2018. We are also based in many other different countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Taiwan and Canada. Our aim is to provide the start up training to empower women and youths at all levels so that they can stand firmly on their own.