Gift of the Givers regards as critically important the education of the girl child.
By addressing the menstrual needs of girls, we are able to simplify their school careers and, fundamentally, keep them in school. A vital part of our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme is menstrual hygiene management, which involves the delivery of underwear and re-usable sanitary pads, together with the training of adolescent girls, teachers and mothers on the construction of re-usable pads.
Each girl receives a pack of re-usable sanitary pads and underwear, coupled with pad-making training. Training serves two purposes, as it meets an immediate need, as well as providing a skill with the potential for development as entrepreneurs.
One cannot quantify the return on investment when a child is afforded access to quality education. Through education, a world of possibilities and opportunities become ripe for the picking.