MOSHI, TANZANIA - In May 2018, the first Menstrual Health Management Symposium was held in Johannesburg, South Africa with the goal of breaking down taboos and shame, creating solutions for providing supplies, and expanding education around menstruation. Research has shown that millions of schoolgirls in Africa are unable to afford sanitary pads and this results in many girls missing school during their periods.
Dr. Tulia Ackson Mwansasu is the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania. She was appointed as a Member of Parliament by President John Magufuli in 2015. Last year, under the guidance and support of Zara Tours, Dr. Ackson climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on the Marangu Route to raise awareness and funds for such schoolgirls. Funds raised (approx. 100 mil Tanzania shillings), were used to buy dispensary machines and manufacture sanitary pads for the purpose of supporting schoolgirls during menstruation, especially in the more rural areas of Tanzania. Zara Charities, the philanthropic side of Zara Tours, also made a financial contribution to the efforts.
Menstruation is a natural part of a woman’s life and should never be an obstacle for young women in achieving their dreams of education. With efforts from people like Dr. Ackson, Zara Charities founder Zainab Ansell, and others across Africa looking to create awareness and support, no girl will be put to shame or be scared of her body.
Have a project that needs awareness? Want to join in the multiple humanitarian and environmental efforts that Zara Charities is involved with? Learn more at: https://zaratours.com/zara-charity/
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