Buying sanitary pads for some is as easy as popping into a grocery store,but this is not the case for many girls in Sierra Leone who are forced to stay at home as they are unable to afford this basic necessity.
A majority of girls in Sierra Leone use unhygienic alternatives to sanitary pads, such as old cloth , newspapers and other makeshift materials to manage their menstruation, which puts them at a huge risk of infection.And many girls aged between 13- 19 miss a week of school every month, for lack of sanitary pads.
A couple of Sierra Leonean musicians are taking a step to change this, with what we have dubbed the #AfricanGirlNeeds
David Dukusamba stage name “Buba and Fantacee Wiz have joined a project whose mission is to educate girls on caring for themselves during this sensitive time.
The maxi pad & Soap drive “ Give them pads not rags” has already visited a number of schools around Freetown donating sanitary towels and soap packs ,promoting one message of “Hygiene" to over 600 hundred pupils so far.
|Buba With School Pupils|
|Fantacee Wiz Doing what she does best.|
|The team giving the talk|