Products during the free period will be made available to students in the field of further education and training, under a pilot initiative.
This initiative is being rolled out at nine colleges across six education and training boards, (ETBs).
It aims to help those in need and ensure women do not neglect their education and training due to period poverty.
Minister for Higher and Advanced Education Simon Harris and Minister for Child Skills Niall Collins made the announcement on International Women’s Day.
It follows on from the Government Program’s commitment to providing free products for the time being in all publicly funded educational institutions, including schools and tertiary colleges.
Mr. Harris said it has been working with the higher education sector to deliver these products and it is now expanding to further education and training institutions.
“This will be a really important tool to help address the need, but also to end gender inequality and reduce stigma.”
On International Women’s Day, it’s important that we take every step to ensure female students are not disadvantaged academically, Mr. Harris said.
“We have a lot more work to do but I hope today sends a strong signal that we have listened to our students and that we are ready to work with them to ensure their needs are taken care of. squirrel.”
Nine colleges participated in this pilot under the auspices of ETBS in Longford/Westmeath, Tipperary, Donegal, Mayo/Sligo/Leitrim, Dublin/Dun Laoghaire and Waterford/Wexford.
Dr Fiona Maloney, director of further education and training at the Education and Training Council of Ireland (ETBI), says period poverty is a problem in Ireland.
The campaign, called Worryfree, will help ensure learners can focus on their education and training programs without worrying about the cost of the product, she said.
She hopes it will become a permanent fixture in every ETB in Ireland.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/free-period-products-to-be-made-available-to-students-in-further-education-and-training-colleges-41422445.html Products in the free period will be provided to students of education and training colleges