Empowering Girls: ABECLUB’s Initiative to Provide Menstrual Pads


Access to menstrual hygiene products is a basic necessity that should not be overlooked. However, for many girls in the Kasighau region, this essential need often goes unmet, leading to significant challenges and disruptions in their education. Recognizing this issue, ABECLUB has implemented a remarkable project aimed at providing menstrual pads to girls in schools. Through partnerships with trained women who manufacture and distribute the pads, ABECLUB ensures that girls have access to proper menstrual hygiene products, empowering them to continue their education without interruption.

Addressing Menstrual Health Needs:

The project initiated by ABECLUB is specifically designed to cater to the menstrual health needs of girls in the Kasighau region. By partnering with a group of trained women, ABECLUB ensures that the menstrual pads provided are of high quality and meet the required hygiene standards. These pads are distributed to girls in various schools, reaching as far as Zungulukani Primary School in 2018. This project is a significant step towards addressing the menstrual hygiene challenges faced by girls in the region.

Sensitization and Delivery:

The women involved in the project not only manufacture the pads but also play a crucial role in sensitizing girls about menstrual health. They visit schools and engage in informative sessions, educating girls about menstruation, hygiene practices, and the proper use of menstrual pads. These sessions aim to break the stigma surrounding menstruation and ensure that girls have accurate information and resources to manage their periods effectively. Additionally, the women deliver the pads directly to the girls, ensuring accessibility and convenience.

Financial Support:

ABECLUB’s commitment to the menstrual health project goes beyond raising awareness and sensitization. The organization provides financial support by covering the cost of materials needed for the production of the pads. Additionally, ABECLUB purchases the pads from the trained women, ensuring a sustainable source of income for these individuals. This financial support enables the project to continue and expand its reach, benefiting more girls in the Kasighau region.

Empowering Girls and Promoting Education:

The provision of menstrual pads by ABECLUB has a profound impact on the lives of girls in the Kasighau region. Access to proper menstrual hygiene products enables girls to attend school regularly, even during their periods, without feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable. By ensuring that girls can manage their menstruation effectively, ABECLUB empowers them to continue their education uninterrupted. This initiative plays a crucial role in reducing absenteeism and dropout rates among girls, promoting gender equality in education.

Creating Sustainable Change:

ABECLUB’s menstrual pad project not only addresses an immediate need but also works towards creating sustainable change. By partnering with trained women from the community, the project not only provides employment opportunities but also fosters a sense of empowerment and self-sufficiency. Furthermore, by breaking the silence surrounding menstruation and providing access to menstrual hygiene products, ABECLUB is working towards eliminating the stigma associated with periods, promoting a more inclusive and supportive environment for girls in schools.


ABECLUB’s initiative to provide menstrual pads to girls in the Kasighau region is a testament to their commitment to promoting gender equality and education. By addressing the menstrual hygiene needs of girls and ensuring their access to high-quality pads, ABECLUB is empowering them to continue their education without disruption. The project’s comprehensive approach, including sensitization sessions and direct delivery, further contributes to breaking the stigma and promoting open conversations about menstruation. Through this initiative, ABECLUB is not only making an immediate impact but also creating sustainable change and fostering a brighter future for girls in the Kasighau region.

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