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Keep A Girl in School (KAGIS)

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports and partners, in 2019 launched a countrywide initiative dubbed: ‘Keep a Girl in School – KAGIS’, aimed at improving Menstrual Health Management among Primary and Secondary School going adolescent and young women in vulnerable communities through sensitization and provision of pads.

KAGIS is in line with a Menstrual Health Management initiative spearheaded by the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni, which highlights that girls are missing school because of lack of sanitary pads to use during their monthly cycle.

KAGIS is also part of the Uganda Red Cross Society Health and Social Service Agenda under Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Interventions – which plays a crucial role around key issues such as health, education, protection and security of women and adolescent girls, both in emergency and in the development context. KAGIS is also in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as follows

Uganda Red Cross Society with funding from Randal Charitable Foindation has set up a pads manufacturing plant in Namakwa, Mukono district aimed at reducing period poverty that makes girls miss up to 18% of their academic year of school.

In 2023, the pads manufacturing plant is producing 50,000 pads with 20percent distributed to the vulnerable girls free of charge while 80 percent will be sold to sustain the factory