- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2009
Increasing education access around the world for girls and young women is one of the best ways to reduce extreme poverty around the globe.
However, did you know there is apparently a very easy way to address absenteeism in girls in these improverished areas?
A lack of pads causes a girl to miss school six weeks per year.
If I had a year’s supply of pads, I would feel like the whole world loved me.
– Seventh Grader, Palm Olive Academy
Does this surprise you? Do you think governments in “first-world” countries should support this initiative?
Thought this topic might spur some interesting discussion. I think it also puts “first” world problems truly in perspective, for the majority of us who never had to think about such a basic need.