The funds were obtained during a campaign dubbed: ‘Namthamini,’ which is aimed at supporting 45 per cent of girl students from poor families who have been missing classrooms due to lack of sanitary towels.
The climax of the campaign was on International Women’s Day on March 8, this year.
Speaking in Dar es Salaam, when presenting the evaluation of the campaign, EATV Marketing officer Basilisa Biseko said the campaign was targeting about 1,500 students, whereby each student would receive enough sanitary towels to last for a year.
Biseko said that they were planning to reach 20 secondary schools located in the Coast Region, Morogoro, Tanga, Iringa and Lindi whereby every 100 students from every school will receive the sanitary towels.
During the campaign citizens and stakeholders both expressed sympathy to girl students by contributing a total of 20m/-.
For her part, the Director for HAWA Foundation, Joyce Kiria, commended EATV for a job well done in spearheading the campaign to ensure that schoolgirls were attending lessons effectively without facing any challenges caused by lack of sanitary towels.
She said that the campaign had captured people’s emotions who devoted to contributing enough to make sure that girl students were acquiring education.
“HAWA and EATV have just started the campaign. We welcome various stakeholders to proceed with the campaign mainly to help girl students to access education effectively.”
She made recommendations for procedures to provide sanitary towels to schools and other public entities to help to ensure girls were comfortable.
She added that there were several politicians who were in the front line to join hands in the campaign.