FREE period products for school pupils in Northern Ireland.
We are key suppliers of period products to the Education Authority as part of the NI Period Dignity Pilot Scheme. The scheme ensures all pupils have access to free sanitary products as well as educational support for learners.
This pilot scheme aims at tackling period poverty as well as breaking the stigma and taboo around periods.
Education Minister, Michelle McIlveen said:
“No-one should miss out on their education because they cannot afford or access these essential products.
“Providing free products will help pupils manage their periods confidently at school, reduce anxiety and stress and enable students to focus on their learning.
“The pilot will also tackle the lack of understanding and the stigma around periods which impacts negatively on young people.”
source: Department of Education
NI Schools can now order a wide range of sanitary products from us using their allocated budget through EA’s I Procurement.
If you are a pupil – speak to your teacher today about getting FREE period products for you and your classmates.
If you are a school looking to order free period products please read CCEA’s Period Dignity Policy / Guidance to find out where to find your school’s budget allocation on pages 5-6 & see ordering guidance on page 7 here.