BK partners with Our Past Initiative to build a menstrual hygiene management room in Ngeruka

Bank of Kigali (BK) has sponsored a youth-led organization, Our Past Initiative, to construct and equip a menstrual hygiene room at Ngeruka Primary School, located in Ngeruka Sector, Bugesera District. The inauguration of the construction activities took place at the school on September 24, where different residents of the Ngeruka cell gathered for Umuganda, community work.

According to Christian Intwali, Founder and CEO of Our Past Initiative, building menstrual hygiene rooms is part of the plans of the Government of Rwanda and their initiative is providing support. He commended Bank of Kigali for providing support in this project and said they are also looking at ways to make the room sustainable.

“We commend Bank of Kigali for joining us in this project. With their support, we are looking at how we will deliver the materials preferably reusable sanitary pads. The girls will get the pads for free. We are also looking at bringing a water tank which will benefit all students and cater for other school activities.” he said.

Miss Rwanda 2022, Divine MUHETO as well as Miss Rwanda 2015, Aurore KAYIBANDA took part in the community works 'Umuganda' in Ngeruka Cell.