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Period shaming in Kenyan schools leads to death of 14 year old schoolgirl

I was so sad to read this report in The Guardian recently. The teenager who had her first period during school lessons was reportedly branded ‘dirty’ by her teacher and told to leave the class. All because she did not have a sanitary pad! Unfortunately she is by no means alone. At PottersHeart when teaching in Kenyan Villages we meet so many young girls, and women who simply cannot afford to buy sanitary products. Mostly the school girls just stay at home every month. There is a law in Kenya requiring the government to distribute free sanitary pads, regretfully this is as yet not happening in many areas. So many girls continue to miss at least 20% of school attendance. PottersHeart are conce

Tickets bought for our next trip to Kenya

It’s always an exciting moment when the next set of tickets are bought and the arranging begins. We fly to Nairobi on the 19th October and return on the 6th November. This trip will have a slightly different emphasis as we continue the training and transitioning process for our successors Jackie and John Goble. It will still be a packed and busy two weeks teaching and training in the villages, but this time we have added four days on at the end so that Jackie & John get to know Paul & Jonah more, they are the brothers whom we partner with in Kenya. Paul & Jonah are born and bred in the village of Miti Mingi, their Dad was a Pastor, and they have followed in his footsteps. Even though the goi

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