Based on our past project implementation mentioned above, GBN realized the need to contribute to improving the school enrollment rate of more girls by providing effective support to provide sanitary pad making training, expand proper knowledge about menstruation hygiene management, disseminate sexual education, and raise gender awareness. Another challenge is the lack of teachers’ abilities to deal with girl’s menstrual problems as well as the poor facilities in many schools such as a lack of women’s wash and changing rooms to wash/change their stained or soiled clothes.
Also, in general, many women who cannot afford disposable sanitary pads are often unaware of the economical benefit of reusable sanitary pads. When girls in poor families drop out of school, they are more likely to fall into child labor / sex industry, young marriage / pregnancy, etc. In order to prevent girls from being in such a socially and economically vulnerable position, we believe that it is necessary to create an environment where girls can safely attend school even during menstruation and complete their basic education.