Project Somesha at Kondo Primary School, Machakos County

Project Somesha was thrilled to go back to Kondo this year and carry on with our support of sustainable menstruation. One of our goals is to encourage people to menstruate sustainably and educate people about sustainable menstrual products and all other products already on the market.

We were overjoyed to see that the pupils from the prior session volunteered to revisit what we had talked about with them the previous year. This serves to illustrate how crucial developing relationships is when leading workshops.

Four pillars support menstrual hygiene management: information sharing, menstrual product distribution, social advocacy and policy development and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).The first three pillars of Project Somesha’s experience have been successfully established and we had planned to explore Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) soon. We have collectively decided as a social enterprise that WASH pillar requires urgent attention after clearly noting the condition of toilets that students get to use on a daily basis. We have noted that there is a significant gap that has yet to be filled. In addition to assisting young girls to menstruate with dignity, this will improve the comfort of all students(girls and boys), using the washrooms.

Our founder, Carydon Vidah , joined us this time and her closing remarks were very motivating  to the young girls and boys in attendance. We also like to thank all of the volunteers and others who were directly or indirectly involved in our workshop.

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