The Smile Bank Club is a program under Project Elimu that aims to promote gender equality among boys and girls aged 9 to 18. It focuses on addressing issues such as period poverty by providing access to safe menstrual products, gender-based violence, teenage pregnancy, and the poverty cycle.
The program also aims to empower young women by developing their entrepreneurial skills through income-generating activities. Participants are required to perform volunteer work in their schools and communities, for which they earn points that can be exchanged for sanitary towels. Additionally, the program includes lessons on menstrual hygiene and important life skills for the adolescent.