During COVID-19 while the high schools are closed, we have been teaching in rural communities outside Siem Reap. So far we have taught and distributed over 300 kits.
Through our Project G Village Teaching distributions and education sessions, we are educating and empowering girls and women in the countryside about menstrual health education and provide them with safe, beautiful, washable, long lasting feminine hygiene kits that they can count on month after month.
For us, it is close to our heart to help girls and women in the countryside because we understand their struggles. They have less access to health education and hygiene supplies which makes it difficult for them to manage their periods each month. We start by teaching about the reproductive system, menstruation and then show the girls and women how to use our Project G Days for Girls Kits. By providing them with a free, sustainable hygiene kit and education, they can feel confident and empowered to use their Kit so they can continue their lives with comfort and dignity.
To take advantage of the time COVID-19 has given us, our team ran a few short discussions with our educators to clarify some of the questions they’ve been asked after some education workshops. The discussion was not only to clarify some questions but for our educators to gain a deeper understanding on the lessons because each of them plays a major role in empowering and inspiring many students in the rural areas we teach in. We are excited to see a stronger team who continues to share their hope and love to others.
While schools and organisations are closed during COVID-19, the Project G team has adapted as follows -
Sewing workshop – We have continued our sewing workshop operations to ensure that our sewing team ladies have ongoing income to support their families
Planning for the future – We have readjusted our educational workshop schedule to allow us to teach more students when schools and organisations reopen
Educator training – We have used this time to train additional educators to enable us to teach more students when schools and organisations reopen
Leadership handover – We have enacted our succession plan, allowing for a smooth handover of responsibilities to the next GM and AGM
Repurpose educators – Our Project G team, along with other Project teams, have been trained on sharing COVID-19 information with villagers in the countryside and so far we have held COVID-19 workshops with over 3000 villagers, teaching them how the virus is transmitted, the risk to people and how to stay safe.
Feb 25, 2020
Project G in 2020
By Project G Team - Project Leader
2019 was a HUGE year for Project G -thank youfor your generous support over the past 12 months!!
In 2019 we -
- Taught2,442 students
- Distributed1,248 Kits
- We now have 19 Project G educators!!!
We have set ourselveshigher targets in 2020and would love your help this year to reach our goals!!
In 2020 we aim to:
- Teach5,000 students
- Distribute3,000 Kits
- AddHuman Traffickingcontent into our education sessions
- Run at least 3 distributionsper month in rural schools, NGOs and local communities