Aikande Robert Nkya

Aikande Robert Nkya – Msichana Amka Timiza Ndoto Zako (Rise Up Girl and Make Up Your Dreams)

Date grant awarded: 08/17/2017

Many girls do not have safe and sustainable methods of menstrual management due to lack of money and stigmatization, which often resorts to using unsafe and alternative methods. Rise Up Girl and Wake Up Your Dreams, initiated by Ms. Aikande Robert Nkya, aims at providing trainings and education about menstruation and body hygiene by providing re-usable pads and menstrual cups. These products can be used for several years and remove the financial burden for managing menstruation. This project helps develop awareness in the girls and community at large about menstruation, while helping remove the stigmatization of menstruation by supplying the re-usable pads and menstrual cups for girls in primary school.