By Uganda Vanguard
RUBAGA – Government has warned parents against neglecting the urgent call to get involved in menstrual hygiene of their children.
According to State Minister for Primary Education Rose Seninde, parents’ negligence has been attributed to children’s poor performance in schools as most girls feel uncomfortable during menstruation because of ignorance on how to take care of themselves.
“I urges all parents and adults to always take it upon themselves to sensitize young girls about a menstrual cycle being a natural cause which shouldn’t worry them,” she said at the at the launch of ‘keep a girl in school campaign’.
The nationwide campaign launched at Mackay Memorial College – Nateete Thursday March 28th, 2019 is being implemented by Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports.
On the theme; empowered girls, empowered mothers, empowered communities, the campaign aims at improving menstrual health management among primary and secondary school going adolescent girls and young women.
The initiative is championed by the Uganda Red Cross and volunteer goodwill ambassadors.
A total of Shs85 million was raised in cash and in kind to support the initiative of buying and distributing sanitary pads to girls in schools.
However it is not clear how many people are to benefit from campaign