Washing facilities help learning

We want to provide a conducive environment for young people, more especially girls, to take part in digital learning activities.

However, one of the major issue preventing girls from attending and completing education is menstruation and the stigma related to gender and disability.

Sanitary products and facilities are very under-represented in washing and development interventions, leaving half the population with unmet needs.

The taboos, myths, and barriers in Uganda and discrimination of having a disability and being female, result in unsafe, unhygienic conditions for many girls and young women.

There is a general lack of knowledge of ongoing health issues, and an atmosphere of shame which has a negative effect on the self-image and self-esteem of girls and young women in Gulu, which in turn, affect their feelings of worth.