In Zambia, many women and girls do not have convenient access to sanitary supplies. Menstruation can prohibit them from carrying out their daily tasks and make attending school impossible. In the Chikumbuso sewing room, aspiring seamstresses and tailors put their skills to good use by creating “comfort kits” for women to help ease the discomfort and inconvenience of their monthly menstrual cycle.
Due to the high number of young women that we care for on a daily basis in our school, it is especially convenient to be able to create these kits on site and distribute them to our students in need. Help us provide some comfort to our girls so that their main focus can be their education!
Secondary Education is a essential to getting finding a future in Ng'ombe Compound, where poverty and hopelessness run rampant. This past April I had the pleasure of returning to Chikumbuso for a three week visit. I was thrilled to see that the students I left two years ago are thriving. They are blossoming in school, are healthy, and lead in their community.
The following is a letter I received from one of our high school students. She is a student that you are providing for through your giving here at Global Giving.
This school year the Zambian government has decided to change the curriculum for schools. Since we follow the curriculum, and since our secondary students all attend government schools, this means we have to purchase a whole new set of books for each student. This cost is quite high and unexpected but something we can't avoid.
Without the books and supplies provided them, our students can't afford to go to school. They depend on the assistance of donors like you to fund their studies. Thanks to your help, we have managed to keep in school all those who want to be there. Please help us to continue to support our incredible scholars as they further their studies.