& # 39; Just as essential as toilet paper and soap & # 39 ;: schoolgirls receive free tampons while $ 20.7 million is rolled out
- School girls will soon be able to receive free tampons and pads as part of a new schedule
- The $ 20 million scheme will make sanitary items available in public schools
- Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said that items were just as essential as toilet paper or soap
Schoolgirls will soon receive free tampons and pads as part of a multi-million dollar state regime.
The $ 20.7 million scheme, which started this week, will make the sanitary items available mid-way through next year at every public elementary, high and specialized school in Victoria.
& # 39; Pads and tampons are just as essential as toilet paper and soap, & # 39; Daniel Daniels shared on Twitter.
& # 39; So from this week we will deliver them for free at our public schools. & # 39;
School girls will soon be able to receive free tampons and pads as part of a multi-million dollar scheme
Girls on one of the first campuses to receive the pads and tampons, University High School in Parkville in the interior of Melbourne, say it will make a big difference.
& # 39; If we get our period unexpectedly, it is really good to have the necessary resources so that we can deal with it and continue our lives & # 39 ;, said an eight-year-old student who did not want to be mentioned.
& # 39; We do not want our period to prevent us from doing the rest of our activities, such as sports and school. & # 39;
The governmental schedule of the Andrews Labor was announced during last year's election campaign.
Schools also receive free waste bins for sanitary products under the program.
& # 39; We do not want our period to stop us from doing the rest of our activities, such as sports and school, & # 39; a girl said
The financing of $ 20.7 million is spread over four years.
& # 39; There are many girls and young women who do not have easy access to the type of pillows and tampons, sanitary products & # 39 ;, Andrews told journalists on Wednesday
& # 39; This is about dignity, it's about inclusive. & # 39;
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