“Having periods is normal,
there is no shame“
“I can stand, or sit, and walk
– with a smile“
Girls miss classes every month in Botswana
Re-usable Sanitary Pads Distributed to date
Girls received reusable sanitary pads
The Chosen Pads is a Botswana-based NGO restoring confidence and hope to under-privelaged girls in disadvantaged communities across Africa.
Every girl has a right to receiving the same quality and quantity of education as their male counterparts; but being from under-privelaged environments means missing up to 5 days of school every month.
Talking on vulnerability. Removing stigma. Restoring dignity and self worth. They are valued and chosen, not weird. More wording to fill this space until about here.
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“Do you remember the telecoms directory? You remember it’s pages are soft? I use to fold those pages and used them as pads especially when I’m home so as to spare my pads for use at school and church.”
Boitumelo Janet Phineas
” I snuck into my grandmas room and stole the last bit of toilet paper, which held me for 2 hours… After that, I didn’t know what to do. I took my tshirt and used it..“
Former Miss Universe Botswana
“I was 14 when I got my period & I didn’t havw pads and could not afford me to buy them. So my first pad was a cement brown paper as I thought it’s plastic on one side and will not leak and the absorbent part to help me.“
“I had no choice but to use the last toilet paper available before heading out to prize giving. In the middle of the ceremony, I experienced heavy flow. I put on a brave face & sought help from a stranger. We sneaked into the ladies room where she gave me her emergency sanitary pad.“