In Summary
  • Her plea comes after it emerged that a number of the pupils from needy backgrounds cannot afford the garment. 
  • The Standard Seven class teacher at Kashani Primary School in Kisauni appealed to donors to intervene in the matter.

A primary school teacher is pleading with charitable organisations to give underwear to schoolboys just like girls are given sanitary towels.

This is after it emerged that some of the boys are needy children who cannot afford to buy them hence wear shorts only.

Ann Mugo, a teacher at Kashani Primary School in Kisauni, said some of the boys attend school without the essential clothing, thus the need for the organisations to donate underwear.

"We are grateful that the girls are being given sanitary towels. But if these organisations also supply boys with underwear, then they will have assisted those who cannot afford to buy them. Some of them are grownups and have ID cards," said Ms Mugo.

She was speaking after an NGO distributed sanitary materials to about 300 primary and secondary school girls.

MENSTRUAL CUPS

The teenage girls were also given menstrual cups.

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