Lack of Health Education

6767206109_2b9a398195_zMost girls know very little about their bodies and their health and have no opportunity for sex education before they are circumcised in preparation for marriage.

In addition to lacking basic resources, the day schools do not have gender sensitive facilities and are equally unprepared to deal with gender specific needs.

Without running water or proper toilet facilities, girls who have reached puberty are often unable to attend school during menstruation. Missing this much school puts girls at a severe disadvantage and greatly reduces their chances of continuing their education beyond the primary level.