- 40% of girls between the ages of 9 and 17 have skipped school at least once a week every time they get their period due to lack of sanitation.
- This absenteeism hurts academic performance. In some cases, girls (11.2%) drop out of school because of challenges encountered during their periods.
- Women lose 40-45% of their income during these five days.
- More than half of elementary schools did not have sanitary facilities. 52% of schools did not have a toilet, and 59% did not have access to water.
Y.H. Ndiaye founded the organization in 2019 and participated in the 2020 round of the AFIDBA, a multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder, international, and bilingual program dedicated to the inclusive, digital, and sustainable economic growth in continental Africa, in partnership with Positive Planet International.
Guest Co-Host: Catherine Roggero-Lovisi, former President of Revlon North America