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Female students drop out of school due to lack of sanitary pads

23 June 2015, 11:06 Godfrey Olukya

Kampala - Many female students in Uganda, especially those from poor families drop out of school due to lack of sanitary pads.

Records on school drop out indicate that over 10 000 female students from both primary and secondary levels drop out of school due to that reason.

It is for that reason that women in central Uganda's Wakiso district have requested the government to start providing sanitary pads to female students.

They claim that most parents are too poor to provide sanitary pads to their daughters, hence the need for government to intervene.

One of their leaders, Christine Ssempijja said, ''Research has revealed that girls who come from poor families drop out of schools or miss classes due to lack of sanitary pads. When they are in their periods, the do not go to school.''

A parent, Gladys Nalumansi said that a packet of sanitary pads costs UGX 2 000, which most parents cannot afford given the fact that they have little money to spend on more urgent issues.

She said that they are appealing to the government to come to their rescue.

''I dropped out of school because my parents were not giving me money to buy sanitary pads. I could not attend classes when I am messed up,'' said Damalie Mbatudde who dropped out in Senior One at 14 years.

District official, Fred Tamale promised to pass their suggestion onto relevant officials in the government.

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