Junior Chambers International (JCI) with funding from Airtel Malawi, last week donated sanitary materials to Manja Primary School in Blantyre.
Among the materials, JCI donated sanitary pads, washing soap, hand washing soap and latrine disinfectant.
Councillor Nellie Nseula said; “Junior Chamber International has demonstrated dedication to their community and taken initiative to make Manja Primary School a better learning environment for the girl pupils here.”
She further encouraged the young girls at the school to continue working hard in school and not to let anyone discourage them from being someone great in the future.
“you are diamonds, so shine!”
Local president of JCI Elizabeth Chirambo said that they had discovered in 2015 that the major threat Manja Primary School faces is girl students absconding classes because they are on their menstrual period, hence the donation of sanitary materials to the school.
Mrs Mary Single, Headmistress of the school said, “We are very happy to receive this donation from JCI, and we are going to take care of the sanitary materials.”
One of the students at Manja Primary School, Mary Choka, expressed her gratitude towards JCI for their gesture as it was a serious problem at their school.