Free sanitary products ‘boost attendance’ – BBC News – The Red Box Project

The Red Box Project is a not-for-profit, community based initiative. We are run by the community for the community. Our focus is on ensuring that young people access the education they deserve by providing red boxes filled with free menstrual products to schools across the UK and overseas.
 
For anyone wishing to learn more about the impact this project has, please take a couple of minutes to watch this video via BBC News.
 
Some quotes from the piece:
 
“Being able to access products at school has boosted attendance.”
 
“The girls well-being has increased and they are more comfortable being in school now.’ – Janette, Welfare and Medical Officer Castle View Academy Portsmouth.
 
“Teachers at Castle View Academy has said that the number missing school has dropped by a third.”
 
Having visited Castle View Academy Portsmouth, a school supported by The Red Box Project and our Red Box Project – Portsmouth North coordinator, Rebecca Cave, I had the pleasure of meeting these incredible young women who were interviewed. A special thank you to them, Jeanette and Sarah, who works for the BBC and constructed this piece with real sensitivity.
 
 Thank you to everyone who supports The Red Box Project – we could not do any of this without your kindness.