Nyakato Community Support Organization

Educate a girl child, empower the future

Girl children in Hoima City and Uganda in general continue to face gender related problems that lead them to drop out of school. Many teenagers miss school whenever they are in their periods and this affect their performance. This is because they don’t have sanitary pads to use and they fear the stigma associated to this situation especially among their peers.

Nyakato Community Support Organization provided reusable pads to 10 primary schools in Hoima City. Some of the schools which benefited included Karongo, Parajwoki, Nkaija, Buswekera, Buhanika Seed, Buhikya Muslim school and other primary schools. These reusable pads are manufactured to last longer that they can be washed and reused again. The girls were also trained on how to use them and also advised on keeping themselves in a good hygiene. The teachers and staff at these schools appreciated for this support and commended our organization to keep supporting them through such initiatives.