Carina and Erin spoke this week to GCSE Design and Technology students about ‘Period Poverty‘ and the need for washable and sustainable feminine hygiene kits.
In many developing countries, due to period poverty, a lot of girls have no feminine hygiene provision. They can’t go to school during menstruation and therefore miss out on large parts of their education.
As part of the school’s activity program, Bootham School students make these kits. They come with a wash bag for cleaning pads, spare underwear, and instructions on how to make the kits. The kits can last up to three years.
Once made, they are sent to yorkits.org.uk who then send them abroad. If you would like to learn more about Yorkits and the wonderful work they do, then please click below.
Carina and Erin talked to the DT students about social action, materials, fastenings, sustainability, production aids and cultural sensitivities.
A big thank you to both of them for a very informative talk.