On August 26th 2013, Kenya’s Citizen Television aired an emotive feature titled “Period of Shame”.
The feature highlighted the plight of primary school girls in Labos Primary School, Marigat District, Baringo County, Kenya who have no access to sanitary towels and result to using rags and chicken feathers during their menstruation.
In light of this Citizen TV, News Anchor Janet Mbugua founded Inua Dada on 31st October 2013 to address this issue in a collaborative effort with Royal Media Services (RMS).
Inua Dada sanitary towel distribution drive was subsequently launched by the First Lady of Kenya, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta on 7th November 2013 at Labos Primary and thousands of school girls in Baringo County received sanitary towels.
Since the launch of the sanitary towel distribution drive by the First Lady of Kenya, Inua Dada Foundation has continued to collaborate with Partners in the public and private sector to ensure that primary school girls of menstruating age are receiving menstrual health management education and sanitary towels so that they can be able to attend and complete school successfully.
We acknowledge and thank the First Lady of Kenya, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, RMS – Citizen TV, The Ministry of Education, Science & Technology Kenya, Officials from Baringo County, African Cotton Industries, The Kenya Red Cross, The Kenya Girl Guides Association, Girl Child Network Kenya, Uchumi Supermarkets Kenya , Staff and Students from Baringo County and all the other Kenyans who rallied behind Inua Dada during the launch of the sanitary towel distribution drive at Labos Primary.
Together we can work to uplift our Girls and continue to ensure that they are empowered by having their basic needs met and rights respected.