Posted by Babara Upson-Shaw
DAYS FOR GIRLS PROJECT:
This is an opportunity for you to involve the girls in your world – friends, workmates, community groups, schools etc. We are looking for 4 spool over lockers and clean cotton fabric for kit bags. We are hoping to get the word out to our local community for donations of overlockers and thread, appropriate fabric, washers, girls underpants , travel size soaps (see lists below).
Days For Girls (DFG) is a non-profit organisation that helps girls stay in school and retain dignity, giving back important days of their lives. Most girls in developing countries miss school during their periods; many eventually drop out. Often women lose income because they are unable to work.
We can do something about that by empowering girls, women and communities with access to sustainable feminine hygiene and sanitation and health training.
In partnership with Rotary Byron Bay and the Mt Warning Chapter of DFG Australia, us Eastgate girls can help resource and make lovely, high quality, sustainable feminine hygiene kits.
Our Field Worker in West African, working closely with the village school and clinic, community development project, has already seen the value of these kits first hand. 50 kits were distributed last year and another 50 kits have been distributed so far this year. The project requires another 300 kits.
We have the opportunity to make this a reality.