It was all fun and games until they wanted to touch my hair and an innocent brush turned into a whole tug-of-war.
Your sisters keeper

You sister’s keeper: A day at Heshima Primary School

A smattering of years ago, I was sitting in class at the Parklands Arya. The first of several schools I attended in my day.

I’m sure I had no lunch money because we never had lunch money or lunch for that matter.

Tough times and I know if you have followed me long enough, I have repeated

my growing up tales,  ad nauseam. Stay with me. Please.

Over the years, thankfully, life flips and empowering school-going kids, especially girls has been of utmost importance to me.

I know first hand how it feels to miss school every ‘that time of the month’ because none of your family can afford sanitary towels.

And I know first hand how it is trying to get through a Maths class on an empty stomach.

Earlier today, my office and I left for Heshima Primary School in Shauri Moyo for the first “Never miss a period because of your periods” initiative.

The school was very welcoming and opened the first of our many visits to come.

The school was very welcoming and opened the first of our many visits to come.

This initiative is my small ‘giving back ‘ to the community and is targeted at keeping girls in school. One school at a time.

It was all fun and games until they wanted to touch my hair and an innocent brush turned into a whole tug-of-war.

It was all fun and games until they wanted to touch my hair and an innocent brush turned into a whole tug-of-war .

The visit was eventful and after interacting with the girls on matters hygiene, sexuality and academics we donated a little over 1500 packets of sanitary pads.

Periods should not affect your periods.

Periods should not affect your periods.

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We will also be delivering dry foods and drinking water to the school to supplement their meals in additional to helping out exceptional cases in settling their school fees based on an agreed working formula with the school.

Hush, let me teach you a happy song, a song of my people .

Hush, let me teach you a happy song, a song of my people. Haha.

In the near future,  we shall  make it an open forum so that anyone who wants to accompany us can do so.

A special appreciation to the School Administration for welcoming us so graciously,  African Cotton Industries for supplying us with the sanitary pads and to Njeri Wa Migwi for being everything you are.

African Cotton Industries for supplying us with the sanitary pads.

Asante.

Till next time;

Adios.

Adios.

 

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