To mark the Menstrual Hygiene Day, KOICA Alumni Bhutan (KAB) with support from KOICA Bhutan World Friends Program Office in Thimphu contributed reusable menstrual products for remote boarding schools. 

May 28 is dedicated to raising awareness on the vital role that good menstrual hygiene management plays in empowering women and girls to break the silence and enhance success. 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was difficult to deliver the sanitary pads to remote places. 

“As a planning agency and with such initiative, we’re sure that the girls can have 100 percent attendance and that everyone would take menstruation as a cyclic and significant process,” said a KAB official.

The programme also benefited local entrepreneurs such as  Chechay Sanitary Pad and Zamin Friends Forever. 

KAB is a non-governmental organisation established in 2015 consisting of those who have participated in training courses in the Republic of Korea through KOICA fellowship programme. 

By Kinley Wangchuk

Edited by Tshering Palden