Barely a month after conducting a training for Sixty Home Science Teachers in Region 2 on the making of reusable pads, the Gambia Teachers’ Union has organized a similar training for Thirty Home Science Teachers in Region 1.

The training held at the GTU Secretariat in Kanifing is meant to equip the teachers with the skills of making reusable sanitary pads.

Access to sanitary pads by school going girls is a challenge. Some girls often skip school as a result of not accessing sanitary pads.

The First Vice President-GTU, Saffie Nyassi said, with this training teachers will be able to make pads that could be access by students at no cost. She said the reusable sanitary pads are healthy, environmentally friendly, and could last for about two years. She urged the teachers to take the training seriously while encouraging them to share the knowledge gained.

The training is funded by the Steve Sinnott Foundation.