Nepal | January 18, 2021

Schools struggling to manage pads

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:


It has been very difficult to manage sanitary pads and girl-friendly toilets in the community and private schools of Bajura.

Girl students have been facing problems due to the lack of sanitary pads inside schools even though the government has provided the pads to schools for free. Schools in Bajura started providing pads to girl students from this year even though the government had decided to this effect last year.

A student at Jalpa Secondary School of Badimalika Municipality said girl students could not use pads due to the lack of girl-friendly toilets.

There are 274 community and private schools in Bajura.

No school has managed girl-friendly toilets. Bipana Thapa, a student at Trishakti Secondary School said it was very difficult to use the pads due to lack of proper places.

A girl student at Kanda Secondary School of Khaptadchhededaha Rural Municipality said girl students did not attend school for three days during their periods. She said the toilets in the schools were useless as there was no suitable place to change the pads.

A staff at Badimalika Municipality Education Department Ram Katwal said it was very difficult to manage pads in all the schools due to the lack of suitable places. He said the schools had been planning to construct girl-friendly toilets. Civil leader Pradip Raj Jaisi said the distribution of pads was limited only to paper.

Most of the menstruating girls in Bajura are still bound to stay in Chhaupadi huts.

A version of this article appears in print on December 07, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Constitutional bench continues hearing on writ against house dissolution; records of constitutional drafts sought

KATHMANDU: The constitutional bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana continued hearing on the case filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives, today. During today's hearing, an advocate demanded written records of the discussions held in cons Read More...

gold prices

Gold Price down by Rs 700 per tola on Sunday

KATHMANDU: The price of the gold has dropped by Rs 700 per tola in the domestic market, today. According to the Federation of Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers' Association (FeNeGoSiDA), the yellow metal was traded at Rs 91,800 per tola on Sunday. It was priced at Rs 92,500 per tola on Friday. Tej Read More...

India 336 all out after Sundar-Thakur rearguard in Brisbane

India conceded a 33-run first innings lead to Australia after being bowled out for 336 on day three of the deciding fourth and final test in Brisbane on Sunday. Resuming on 62 for two, the tourists had slumped to 186-6 but debutant Washington Sundar, who made 62, and number eight batsman Shardul Read More...

Pakistan approves Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s planning minister says the country’s drug regulatory authority has approved the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and the government is trying to make it available by the first quarter of the year. Asad Umar, who is also the head of the national agency for C Read More...

Five Covid-19 fatalities recorded today, death-tally shifts to 1,959

KATHMANDU: The nationwide coronavirus death-toll has advanced to 1,959 with five more fatalities reported on Sunday. Globally, 2.02 million people have lost their lives to Covid-19 while more than 94.5 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus. Today, 266 new cases surfaced a Read More...

266 new Covid-19 cases registered on Sunday; nationwide tally hits 267,322

KATHMANDU: Nepal on Sunday reported 266 new cases of coronavirus infection from across the country. With this, the nationwide infection count has advanced to 267,322. Of the total cases, 91 are females while 175 are males. In the last 24 hours, 177 cases surfaced in Kathmandu valley. The capi Read More...

Quake death toll at 73 as Indonesia struggles with string of disasters

JAKARTA: At least 73 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian country. More than 820 people were injured and over 27,800 Read More...

Kathmandu Valley logs 177 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

KATHMANDU: The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported as many as 177 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Sunday. This accounts for about 66.5% of the total 266 new infections recorded today. Kathmandu alone recorded 145 new cases while Lalitpur and Bhaktapur registered 23 and nine Read More...