The Cova Project is an Australian registered entity that provides safe sanitary solutions and menstrual health education to women in developing communities across Africa, bridging the 50 day attendance gap between girls and boys due to menstruation. They create and distribute educational materials, with accurate visual representation of the girls, to build confidence as they strengthen their knowledge around personal health and development.
Since their inception in 2018, they have distributed thousands of menstrual cups to girls across Africa, with over 70% of the girls describing the cup as significantly improving their confidence and level of activity during menstruation. Menstrual cups are reusable, silicone sanitary products that can last up to 10 years. They are a sustainable solution to the burden of menstruation. Cova call them 'little silicone scholarships' because they are essential tools for a full education.
The Cova Project works with dedicated local partners to provide community-run trainings and educational materials in three different languages. Their goals are simply: access, education and dignity. They have seen that the ripple effect is considerable, as it keeps girls in school, boosts their confidence, and helps them to learn and understand their own bodies. Significantly, The Cova Project believe that it provides them the opportunity to change the world.Open Youtube Video