‘Nomo Fraet’ is a short film produced by CARE International, with support from UNICEF and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to investigate how Menstrual Hygiene Management is helping girls stay in school in Vanuatu.

“The MHM is another program that CARE is carrying out on the island of Tanna and Erromango to give awareness to girls about menstruation, how to keep them clean and using washable sanitary pads that are sewn by Mama’s Laef and to be able to take part in daily activities especially attending schools,” said Ms Megan Chisholm, Country Director for Care International in Vanuatu.

“These washable sanitary pads are value for money and because of that, we have engaged Mama’s Laef representatives to do the awareness to girls about the menstruation cycle and how to use these pads but all in all we want to raise more awareness about this issue through this short film.”

CARE International has built two toilets and a handwashing station in 13 schools on Tanna. It includes a special tap built inside the toilet cubicle that is used specifically for washing the pads.

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