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Teachers, girl students trained to make sanitary pads to tackle absenteeism

RUKUM: As many as 42 girl students and female teachers from various schools of Musikot municipality in the district have learned to make home-made sanitary pads. Now onwards, the adolescent girls in the locality need not skip their classes during their monthly period in lack of sanitary facilities.

Musikot municipality provided the training to prevent female students from not coming to schools during their menstruation, said Musikot municipality Mayor Prem Kumar Sunar.

The municipality imparted the training to the girls and their female teachers to make sanitary pads for themselves with the locally available materials as flannel cloths, cotton and the like. These homemade menstrual pads are chemical-free, biodegradable and cost-effective as well, according to Mayor Sunar.

In the first phase, Grade 6 to 10 students and female teachers from seven schools were provided the training.

Students and teachers from Tribhuvan Secondary School at Khalanga, Saraswati Secondary School at Salle, Laxmi Secondary School at Kailadeu, Bijayashowri Boarding school at Khalanga, Everest Boarding School and Yamuna Namuna Secondary School at Sheregaun and New Moonlight Boarding School received the training in the first phase.

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