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Women empowering the future generation of women

Rachel Otieno, former Student Council Sports Executive, discusses menstrual health with students from the neighbouring Madaraka Primary School.

Nawiri, a mentorship program in collaboration with the Community Service Centre and the support of KPMG spent an afternoon with students at the neighbouring Madaraka primary discussing menstrual health and hygiene in celebration of International Women’s Day. The International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year around the world. The United Nations (UN) observance of International Women’s Day 2020, whose theme was #EachforEqual, took place on 6 March 2020 at UN Headquarters in New York.

Besides an engaging session that involved the mentors sharing valuable experiences, the pupils also got a chance to share their own personal experiences, ask questions and seek personal advice from the mentors. Nawiri, a brain child of a number of Strathmore students, seeks to empower girls Madaraka Primary School and intends, in the future, to expand its reach to more girls in other primary schools. “The main idea and focus is to end the stigma around menstrual health by talking freely about it, and motivating girls to always take care of themselves and be confident about their invaluable womanhood while providing them sanitary towels.”

Nawiri is always looking for more girl mentors to join their noble cause. Get in touch with them through nawirisist3rs@gmail.com.

This article was written by Catherine Mumo.  

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