CCDS team who were beneficiaries of the pad production training with other 400 girls at the just concluded training for the Pad A Girl Project, have had a prototype production of reusable pads, carried surveys in schools and donated pads to girls.
The just concluded training was organised and funded by the Rotary International District 9141 in partnership with Rotary Club of Port-Harcourt Eco, with other Rotary clubs in the district at the Holy Rosary Secondary School, Port Harcourt.
Research have shown that menstrual periods have caused girls to be absent from school globally. According to a 2014 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report, 1 out of every 10 menstruating girls misses school during their menstrual cycle due to lack of access to menstrual products and resources.
CCDS is currently working on an innovative approach to end period poverty by ensuring access to information and affordable menstrual hygiene products. The re-usable pads made by the CCDS team are more hygienic, eco-friendly, sustainable and affordable that can last for a minimum of two years. Our plan is to reach out to one million girls by 2025 to end period poverty.