The Taipei City Bureau of Education plans to expand the scope of subsidy for school children's sanitary products. Female students in the fifth and sixth grades of elementary school will receive 200 yuan exchange coupons every month starting in March.

(Photo by reporter Cai Yahua)

[Reporter Cai Yahua/Taipei Report] Last year, the Taipei City Government fully subsidized junior high school female students with sanitary products, which can be exchanged for sanitary napkins, tampons or panty liners worth 200 yuan a month at Laier Fumen in Taiwan. The Taipei City Bureau of Education has further plans. Female students in the fifth and sixth grades can get 2 vouchers per month from March, which can be redeemed at all outlets of the three major supermarket chains.

The Bureau of Education pointed out that the subsidy targets for sanitary products will be expanded this year. It is expected that starting in March, girls in junior high school and female students in grades 5 and 6 of elementary school can log in through the account of the Education Bureau’s parent-teacher-student platform every month and receive 2 electronic exchanges Coupons, with a redemption period of 2 months and a value of 100 yuan per coupon. At least 10 types of exchangeable items designated by each distributor are provided for students to choose from. The types will cover different types such as sanitary napkins, panty liners, and tampons. One coupon and one item can be exchanged method, neither give change nor make up the difference.

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In order to improve the convenience of exchange, the Education Bureau stated that starting from March, in addition to the original Laierfu Road, Uni-President and Family Mart convenience stores will be added. The three major supermarkets can exchange in all outlets in Taiwan. In Beishi, there are a total of 1,578 stores. Provide more convenient exchange channels for students and parents.

Some parents affirmed that the subsidy policy for sanitary products is well-intentioned, and also suggested that the city government should think about how to revise and improve in the future, so that resources can be effectively used for those in need.