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Joy for Kitui West girls as Vincent Munyoki Foundation Donates Pads & Innerwears

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Over 4300 students of 17 secondary schools in Matinyani Sub County, Kitui West constituency have received donations for sanitary pads and innerwears from Vincent Munyoki Foundation, during the Five Day campaign against teenage pregnancy that entered homestretch on 9th Friday February at AIC Matinyani Mixed Secondary school.

From Left: Compound Prefect Nancy laeli Mule and School president Morris Malonza Kathini, AIC Matinyani Mixed after receiving pads and innerwears. PHOTO courtesy: EMMANUEL MALEVE

Dr. Vincent Munyoki , a young educationist and patron of Vincent Munyoki Foundation said teenage pregnancy often interrupts education, limiting opportunities for the young parents and their children. By delaying pregnancy, teenagers can focus on completing their education, which is essential for their future success and socioeconomic stability.

AIC Matinyani Mixed Secondary school teachers poses for a photo with Dr Vincent Munyoki, Patron of Vincent Munyoki Foundation on Friday 9th February 2024.PHOTO:EMMANUEL MALEVE 

The donation of sanitary pads to girls and innerwears to boys in Matinyani is a commendable initiative that will significantly enhance students’ well-being and, this effort is likely to positively impact school attendance and academic performance in the community.

Dr. Vincent Munyoki highlighted that menstrual poverty significantly contributes to the increased rate of teenage pregnancy within the constituency.

Speaking at AIC Matinyani mixed secondary school, Dr Munyoki stated that many girls face challenges accessing sanitary pads and lack of access indeed lead to missed classes or resorting to risky behavior.

Dr Vincent Munyoki addressing Matinyani Mixed students after donating pads and innerwears. PHOTO courtesy: EMMANUEL MALEVE

“Girls who cannot afford sanitary towels on a regular basis; they are at risk of either skipping classes during menstruation or getting lured by boda boda men into sex in exchange for money which they use to buy period products”, Munyoki added.

Parents, teachers and pupils in Kitui West Sub county lauded Vincent Munyoki Foundation for the noble programme.

AIC Matinyani Mixed Secondary school deputy principal madam Penina Mwaniki addressing the press. Photo courtesy: EMMANUEL MALEVE

In her statement, madam Penina Mwaniki the deputy principal AIC Matinyani Mixed said “Thank you for distributing these sanitary pads to our students. Your generosity ensures that our pupils can manage their menstrual hygiene effectively and continue their education without interruption. Your support is truly appreciated and makes a significant difference in the lives of these young individuals. Together, we are empowering them to reach their full potential and thrive academically. Thank you once again for your invaluable contribution.”

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