Impact on Young Women

This is Faith’s teacher, Billah explaining to her class that Global School Partners is providing underwear and pads through the Young Women’s Program. Faith goes to Obwari Academy and is 13 years old. Faith has had her period for 2 years which has meant that she has either missed school for one week a month as her family is unable to provide pads. Some girls in her school exchange sex for sanitary pads so that she can attend school. This practice has put these girls’ health both mentally and physically at great risk. They could have been infected by HIV, another STI or become pregnant. Thankfully GSP’s Young Women’s Program reduces this risk. Faith and her classmates have been excelling at school and much happier since the roll out of the Young Women’s Program.