The year is 2017.
Girls are still missing school because they are on their period and can’t afford to buy pads.
Yes. They are missing school not because they are sick. No. They are going through a normal thing in a woman’s life. But they can’t go to school. In 2017. Let that sink in.
Can you imagine not going to school at least 3 days every month? Now imagine a girl who has school fees problems. And a day or two in the year when she is unwell. Remove school holidays. And weekends. When is this girl actually in school? When is she supposed to catch up with classwork and assignments? And she is examined on the same level as her peers who have gone to school all year! Honestly. We should be doing better. [Read more…]