The new academic year brings joy to many girls.

January saw the start of the new academic year for hundreds of happy girls, they now have the opportunity to attend sessions with James and learn about sex education, peer group pressures, the difficulties and challenges of growing up for both boys and girls. Above all they now have access to sanitary protection and underwear for the next year and they know that having spent the forthcoming year studying for their all important exams, that they will be able to sit those exams - regardless of whether or not they will be experiencing their periods.

Some of the rural schools are noticing that girls are now enrolling in schools which are fortunate to have access to Sage's curriculum so that they can attend school on a regular basis.

This is sufficient to put a smile on every girl's face.