The Kasiisi Project provides sanitary pads and underwear to all menstruating girls in 5 schools. However we do not have the resources to expand this program to the other 9 Kasiisi Project schools. One way to reach more schools and to make the program more sustainable, is to teach girls to make Reusable Menstrual Pads (RUMPS). Partnering with the Peace Corps RUMPS workshops have been held in 2 schools for students and teachers, girls and boys, and plans are to bring this technology to all our schools.
Previously, attempts to introduce reusable pad have been met with some resistance from our health workers due to issues around proper washing and drying of the pads. Menstrual hygiene and proper care of the pads are an integral component of the workshops.