Why Do Girls Miss School In Nigeria?

When a girl in Nigeria starts her period, it doesn’t just indicate a biological change, but often brings a tragic change in her life. Menstruating girls in Nigeria face cultural stigma as well as societal discrimination, which leads to a domino effect in her life.

Not only is having your period an unfortunate cultural taboo, but thousands of Nigerian girls do not have access to menstrual products forcing them to stay home rather than going to school.

The Emmanuel Osemota Foundation works to ensure that Nigerian schoolgirls have access to menstrual products like sanitary pads so that they feel confident and comfortable attending school without shame.

Join us in our goal to supply sanitary pads to 5,000 Nigerian schoolgirls! Just $1 can provide sanitary pads for two months

Access to Menstrual Products is a Health and Social Justice Issue!

Up to 56% of Nigerian girls miss school each month due to period poverty. 

At EOF, we believe education is a priority. But not having access to menstrual hygiene is disrupting the education of more than half of all Nigerian schoolgirls. Be part of the solution.

Give $56 for 56% and together, we can change lives!

Our mission

Each quarter, we provide sanitary pads to girls in need so that they feel empowered and confident to attend school during their menstrual cycle. With access to safe hygienic products, they’re able to prioritize their education and focus on their future!
It’s About Health & Dignity. Period.



As the saying goes, “educate a girl, educate a nation.” With strong educational foundations, cycles of poverty in poor communities can be broken. But Nigerian schoolgirls need our help. Your support helps provide sustainable menstrual health to girls in need so that they can avoid infection, shame, exploitation, early marriage, and even trafficking.


Girls in rural Nigeria are often forced to use unsanitary methods of menstrual health management, including dirty rags, leaves, newspapers, and can even be exploited in exchange for supplies. By providing girls with sanitary pads, we allow them to continue attending school with dignity and confidence, leading to their future success.

Providing sustainable menstrual health management to girls benefits them in countless ways, most significantly, in their physical health, their ability to continue their education, and preventing victimization in human trafficking.

EOF Takes Action


The Emmanuel Osemota Foundation doesn’t stop there. Access to sanitary pads allows menstruating girls to feel comfortable and confident in a learning environment, but our foundation takes health sustainability to the next level by providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) education.

SRHR education is vital in preventing human trafficking, helping girls avoid pregnancy, and teaching young women to advocate for themselves.

Women who have received strong SRHR education go on to educate other women in their community, including eventually their own daughters.

Long-term Impact

The long-term impact of this work cannot be overemphasized. Providing safe menstrual health solutions has directly resulted in decreases in dropout rates for Nigerian schoolgirls thus increasing their contributions to the sustainability of their local communities. Consequently, this affects current and future generations by playing a pivotal role in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Most importantly, local communities are empowered to discuss issues around menstrual health without perpetuating harmful stigma while working to remove barriers of access to menstrual hygiene for themselves and others.

Donating sanitary pads for young women in Nigeria is one of the most impactful ways we can change lives and communities across Nigeria.

The impact of your donation is massive – just $1 can provide sanitary pads for two months.

This Year We Plan To Donate 5,000 Sanitary Pads To Menstruating Girls Across Nigeria.

We’re inviting you to partner with us by giving $56, to remember the 56% of girls who won’t otherwise attend school.

Your donation can change the future of girls in Nigeria by something as simple as helping them manage their menstrual health.

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Together, we can work toward proven results of providing menstrual health products, including decreased dropout rates for Nigerian schoolgirls and increased contributions to the sustainability of their local communities.

To put it simply, something as simple as providing sanitary pads plays a pivotal role in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Join us in changing the future for menstruating girls in Nigeria by donating $56 for 56%.