Protecting Futures

Protecting Futures

"There are lots of reasons kids miss school. Being a girl shouldn't be one of them."

Many girls in sub-Saharan Africa miss up to 5 days of school each month because they don't have access to sanitary protection. In some cases, these girls fall so far behind in their studies, they ultimately drop out.

To help tackle this issue, Always and Tampax created Protecting Futures in 2007. Protecting Futures works with partner organizations to provide puberty education, sanitary protection, and sanitary facilities to help vulnerable girls stay in school. In addition, Protecting Futures, along with its partners, works to raise awareness and build advocacy for vulnerable girls' educational needs.

By the end of 2009, Protecting Futures will have reached approximately 115,000 girls in 17 countries, and is committed to reaching 1 million girls by 2012.


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