O-Pads are made by a group of women and young girls being mentored under the programme and they earn an income. O-Pads deliver the pads to the girls at no extra charge. The pads are used for at least a year. This relieves the parents from the monthly sanitary pad costs for a whole year as they cater to the other needs of the family. As a result, the girls stay in school with no menstrual related absenteeism. The community gets better educated girls and there are fewer drop outs. O-Pads is also a mentoring and skills training group that hosts O-Clubs in schools where girls are using O-Pads. O-Talks on various topics like hygiene, etiquette, and entrepreneurship are conducted and during the holiday skills such as pottery, jewelry making, vegetable growing, and computer knowledge are passed on to the students.
"I would like to see that there is no young girl or woman disempowered by the simple biological process of a menstruation period." - Pamela, Founder
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