Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda

by Just a Drop Vetted since 2019
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda
Empower 1000 Girls: Menstrual Health in Uganda

Summary

Girls in Uganda are missing school when they have their periods due to a lack of access to sanitary products, sanitation facilities & the entrenched taboo surrounding periods - an average of 18 school days, per girl, per year are lost. Support 1000 girls within Gombe sub-country to manage their menstrual cycle with dignity, through the provision of affordable, reusable sanitary pads, menstrual health education and hygiene training - keeping them in school & furthering their education.

$13,505
total goal
$13,488
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

Periods, a natural part of being a woman, are affecting the girls' education and therefore futures. The girls often have no idea what a period is when they get it for the first time which makes for a frightening experience and they then have to manage their period each month without access to sanitary products. Consequently, they are using old pieces of cloth, leaves and sand, so often fear going to school for risk of staining their uniform and being bullied by the boys.

Solution

Just a Drop will implement a menstrual health management programme across 3 schools to enable girls to have their periods with respect and dignity. Both girls and boys will be taught about puberty and menstruation to relieve misconceptions and entrenched taboos, teachers will be trained to support the girls, a local enterprise group will be formed to produce and distribute reusable sanitary pads and soap so the girls can manage their periods hygienically and with dignity.

Long-Term Impact

1) Increased school attendance amongst girls 2) Increased educational achievements and opportunities 3) Girls can manage their periods with dignity 4) Reduced incidences of water-borne & sanitation related illnesses 5) Girls are taught how to maintain & wash their pads for long-term use 6) Enterprise group are empowered & employed, increasing their family income 7) Girls & boys understand puberty & menstruation. The project will empower the girls & transform their lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.justadrop.org

Organization Information

Just a Drop

Location: Richmond, Surrey - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @Just_a_Drop
Project Leader:
Carenza Arnold
Richmond, Surrey United Kingdom

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