Teenage girls in public primary schools to get sanitary towels from Class 6

Teenage girls in public primary schools to get sanitary towels from Class 6

The Government through the Education Ministry has embarked on a program to distribute sanitary towels to teenage girls in all public primary schools countrywide.

According to the acting Director of Primary education Nereah Olick, the move aims at reducing the rate of teenage pregnancies across the country.

She stated that other than counseling and mentoring of the teenage girls, the ministry will provide the sanitary pads to the teenage girls from classes 6 up to 8.

According to her, this will help prevent them from entering into illicit engagements that can contribute to early pregnancies in the country.

Mrs. Olick who spoke in Alego/Usonga sub-county however noted the need for a multi-sectorial approach in the fight against the increasing rate of teenage pregnancies in the country.

The acting Director of primary education says that the fight against early pregnancies needs the involvement of parents, community and even the church among other stakeholders since it requires a lot of counseling and mentorships.

She stated that the fight against teenage pregnancies is attainable as long as the relevant stakeholders are ready to play an active role through mentorship and proper peer counseling.

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