Alwalidayn Girls Rescue Center, a child-care center based in Kwale County has today received donations of sanitary towels and undergarments from Mama Ibado Charity.
Mama Ibado Charity (MIC), an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) formed from humble beginnings in 2011 restore dignity and hope to the country’s seniors is doing the donations in a bid to reach out to more needy girls and redeem their dignity.
MIC Vice President Mariam Ahmed said their collaboration with Alwalydayn will ensure that girls will receive an annual supply of sanitary towels.
“MIC is proud to be involved with this cause of ending period poverty in Kenya. Our collaboration with Alwalydayn will ensure that girls will receive an annual supply of sanitary towels.” said Mariam Ahmed.
Alwalydayn houses 150 infant to teen girls who are orphaned, abused, trafficked and forced into early marriages.
According to Alwalydayn Center CEO Ms.Fatma Bakthir, 45 girls at the rescue center are currently menstruating with each requiring a minimum of two and maximum of five packets of pads a month.
She further noted that the number is expected to rise, piling expense pressure.
“Aside from the basic needs that are adequately provided for and all the children’s rights are met, the provision of sanitary towels is an expensive affair. Thus, the collaboration with Mama Ibado Charity will relieve the load and worry of catering for the sanitary towels and whatever provision of the budget that was set aside for it could be used to cater for other expenses such as academic materials, clothing among other basic items,” said Ms.Fatma Bakthir.
Alwalidayn offers girls all basic needs and equips them with academic and economic knowledge to help them navigate through life once they exit the center.
In support of the donation, 748 Air Services has donated plane tickets to Mama Ibado Charity.
This is not the first time the renown airline is supporting such a course. Recently, Fly 748 flew MIC team to participate in the distribution of sanitary towels to more than 300 girls in Kakamega County.
748 Air services and staff have also donated over Sh 500,000 ($5000) in funding on a monthly basis to provide balanced meals for seniors in Isiolo and Kakamega Counties.
Mr. Ahmed Jibril, the MIC Founder and Chairman 748 Air Services said the airline is playing a role towards achieving UN SDG goal number 2 of zero hunger and goal number 4 -Quality education.
This, Ahmed Jibril said, is being achieved by leveling the playing field such that the girl child can stay in school and also receive quality education.
“I would also like to inform our esteemed clients that by flying “Fly 748” you are indirectly contributing towards achieving the above SDG goals.” said Mr. Ahmed Jibril.