A programme to offer free period products to school students is to be expanded nationwide from June.
The school is one of 15 schools and kura in the Waikato which were part of the Access to Period Products pilot scheme since term three last year.
Dominico Zapata/Stuff From June this year, all primary, intermediate, secondary school and kura students will have access to free period products.
“One in 12 of our students possibly miss school because they don’t have access to period products.
Dominico Zapata/Stuff PM Jacinda Ardern at Fairfield College to announce details of phase two of combatting period poverty in schools.
Ardern said the positive response from the 15 schools and their students has encouraged the Government to expand the initiative to all New Zealand schools and kura.
Bowe said her next project is to work with period poverty organisations to normalise menstrual cups and period underwear. »