Kiriwina High School is experiencing a high absenteeism rate of female students who avoid classes while they are menstruating. CFK is supplying Dignity Kits to the school, which include hygiene products to help the girls deal with their menstrual cycle without embarrassment and enable them to attend classes regularly.
On arrival, we went straight to Kiriwina High School accompanied by Kavataria Village Birth Attendants and Lepani Ahab. Met with the Headmaster and Deputy Headmaster of Kiriwina High School. I was given a warm welcome by the headmaster and was introduced to the rest of the teaching and ancillary staff. Unfortunately, the students were sent home earlier than their term two break due to water problems. I was given an opportunity to speak to the teachers about the work that CFK does on Kiriwina. I delivered about 50 packets of dignity kits to the teachers of KHS to distribute to the girls on their return to school. The Headmaster informed me that one of the issues faced by the school is water problems.
Toks Bwania, In-Country Manager
THE CONTENTS OF A KIRIWINA DIGNITY KIT FOR KIRIWINA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
2 Medium flow menstrual pads
1 pad wet bag
2 cakes of soap
2 pairs of underpants sizes 10 to 16