This Valentines, I will #GiftAGirl I hope you will join me and compliment the efforts of Pad Heaven through the founder and C.E.O Florence Kamaitha.
Valentine is a day marked by many couples to show their love. Gifts are exchanged, flowers, chocolates, bottles of wine are symbols of Valentine Day. This VALENTINES , Pad Heaven wants to put a smile on every young girl’s face.
1 in 10 girls in their adolescent in Kenya miss up to 4 days a month during their periods as they cannot access affordable sanitary pads. They either fall behind in class or end up dropping out of school. As if that is not enough, they do not have undergarments to maintain their dignity nor information about menstrual health management.
On 13th February 2015, Friends of Pad Heaven Initiative and Bloggers Association of Kenya will give 350 girls a gift basket consisting of 1 year supply of sanitary pads, 3 pairs of undergarments. A booklet on Menstrual Health, confectioneries, biscuits and a soft drink among other goodies.
The campaign will be done on social media to challenge men to ‘GiftAGirl’ this valentines to enable her to stay in school with dignity. For a long time, men have been challenging us to involve them in the conversation of Women’s Reproductive health and we think this will be a great avenue to involve them in the conversation.