In Africa, half of the schools do not have any washrooms and those that do have, do not have separate toilets for girls and boys. Many girls do not go to school because of this.
During menstruation, one in ten girls don’t go to school, so they stay at home alone. And one in five girls can’t afford sanitary pads, so they use unsanitary alternatives such as cloth and straw.
With a basic hygienic sanitary environment, the lives of African girls would be very different.
A Girl’s Room is a private, safe and clean place in a school which supports girls during their menstruation.