By Stella Madzivanyika
More than 150 girls within Beatrice district attended the belated international Day of the Gild organized by SHE-Catalist Foundation.
The event was held under the theme: theme ‘our time is now our rights our future’.
The girls received a gift of hygiene packs which includes the reusable pads, pants, towels and lotion and also a number of a number of activities were held, which includes debates, educating the girl child about their rights, hygiene and STI’s.
Chenai a teenager from Muda farm who attended the gathering said the event was so educative.
“l managed to learn most of my rights through the debates, poems, and discussions which held. I gain a lot of experience about girl child’s rights, which l would look like to go and share with some of my school mates, friends and family members who l left in the village,” she said.
“I would like to thank SHE-Catalyst Foundation for choosing to offer a well-organized and educative event to myself, friends, and mates. The event was very interesting through music, poems, and dramas and all the entertainment which were very educative,” said Tatenda.
“I would like to thank SHE-Catalyst Foundation for providing us with sanitary pads which are reusable so that the sanitary problem will is being solved, as the washable pads can last for a long period. l come from poor family, where l cannot afford buying sanitary pads for regular changing.
Information available shows that most girls in Beatrice miss school due to poverty and high rates of STIs among teenagers has been recorded.
Some of the girls who attended the event were from Rings, Chiro, Manyochwa, Charter, Gombo, Beatrice and Muda respectively.