Kisii women rep Janet Ong’era on Monday launched the first consignment of National towel program at Kereri Girls High school.
The sanitary pads will be distributed to girls as from class six to form four in all public schools across the county as a way of empowering them and restoring their long term lost dignity.
MS Ong’era said the government will continue providing them with the sanitary pads as one way of keeping them in school.
Speaking during the launch, the women rep said the pads will be distributed to rehabilitation centers and also to those girls living with disabilities as a way of catering for every girl child.
“Educating girls is educating the whole society. Girls must comfortably stay in class just like Boys,” said Ms Ong’era.
She gave a strong warning to stakeholders who will be distributing the pads urging them to do it genuinely so that every targeted beneficiary gets her share as ordered by the national government.
Onge’ra said she will also distribute disposal bins to ensure used pads are disposed well.
She said the major role is to empower girl child by giving them conducive environment and equality education.
She asked KUPPET and KNUT leaders to work hand in hand with the ministry of education for it to deliver well.