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Makueni: 21 Schools Benefit From Dignity Packs

21 schools in Kasekeu Zone, Mukaa Sub-county, Makueni County have benefited from 18,216 dignity packs, received by 5,576 pupils.

“Every girl will receive 8 dignity packs that will help keep them in school as well as take care of their menstrual hygiene while at school, “Women Rep Rose Museo said while at Sultan Hamud Kasanga Comprehensive School when she was launching the issuance.

“The dignity packs given to the girls will also ensure the learners who receive 12 menstrual seasons in a year, do not suffer any shame,” she added.

Museo also disclosed plans to address water access. This will be achieved by providing tanks to schools to ensure they have water to help the girls observe hygiene during their menstrual period. Consequently, interruption of learning will be minimized in the area.

During the occasion, Mukaa Subcounty Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) Njeru Mutua urged inhabitants to report individuals involved in brewing illicit brews, besides those using drug substance abuse in the area. Mutua emphasized the importance of keeping schools drug-free.

“Schools are drug-free areas, no one is supposed to sell alcohol near learning institutions. I urge members of the public to report individuals involved in illicit brewing and drug and substance abuse,'” he said.

Other attendees at the function included County Director of Gender Douglas Mukanda, KNUT County Secretary Benson Ndambuki, and members of the public.

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