The MTN Foundation has donated reusable sanitary towels to Bududa secondary school, order http://cnafinance.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-post-images.php to help reduce the number of girl child school dropouts due to lack of these facilities.
The donation is also meant to empower and facilitate quality education in Bududa and the rest of the Eastern region.
A survey conducted in 2004 found that “the biggest number of girl child school dropouts is because of inconveniences during their menstrual cycles.”
Unsurprisingly, this http://cinemalogue.com/wp-includes/class-wp-post-type.php the survey further noted that absenteeism leads to poor academic performance and subsequent dropping out of school.
It is estimated that 1 in 10 menstruating African girls, http://coastcakes.co.uk/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-comments-list-table.php skip school four to five days in month or drop out completely. These findings are contained in a study report from St. Mark institute of Health Sciences.
MTN Foundation’s Chairman, George Egaddu said, “MTN is committed to promoting quality education and addressing the welfare of the girl child in all aspects of their health. We believe that our intervention with the sanitary towels will go a long way in alleviating the difficulties faced by girls while both in school and as they go about living their lives in general.”
These unique reusable sanitary towels are very affordable and reliable. Each sanitary towel can be used for twelve months and it only takes two hours for it to dry and can then reused. The sanitary towels are also leak proof because of the material they are made out of. These types of towel are very convenient for the girl child and we believe that they will go a long way in addressing the challenges faced by school girls and women in general.
Wakoba Davis the Deputy Head teacher of Bududa Secondary School said, “We are very grateful for thisinitiative by MTN. I strongly believe this is another strong intervention that will definitely assist in keeping the girl child in school.”
Police in Rukungiri district has reportedly arrested and detained a number of traders who today closed their businesses to in protest against the lock up the opposition FDC Candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye.
The stay-at-home protest was announced this week as part of the party’s wider “Free My Vote” campaign which follows the February 18th presidential elections that they claim were won by their candidate.
On Thursday morning most of the shops in the western Municipality were found closed as traders joined in the protest.
Police, information pills http://chopcult.com/wp-content/plugins/link-to-post/include/fckeditor/images/secure.php according to FDC officials moved and arrested some of the traders who closed their businesses. The party Secretary for Mobilization Ingrid Turinawe identified the arrested as one Mr.Batuma and Sonko of Sonko Electronics.
She also revealed that many more traders were being hunted by police for closing their shops. Another party official Harold Kaija also confirmed the development and promised to get back to us with details.
The regional police spokesperson Mr Elly Matte, store http://coastalallergycare.com/wp-includes/vars.php who we later established was on official leave, http://demcsb.com/wp-includes/media.php would not return our repeated requests for comments.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said he was unaware of the development and refused to discuss it stressing, “I don’t comment on rumors.”
He said however that owners of private businesses should not be forced to come to work.
“This is a private business,” he said. “It’s not a public organization or company, so someone can be told how to manage their own business.”