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EMPOWERING 600 SCHOOL GIRLS HYGIENE IN LILONGWE

by Building Futures
EMPOWERING 600 SCHOOL GIRLS HYGIENE IN LILONGWE

Summary

Reusable sanitary pads are sustainable and easily renewable resource allowing the girls to wash and reuse them rather than having to buy disposable pads every month. In addition, they are comparatively inexpensive and environmentally friendly. We aim to target 600 girls in schools and it will roll out in the rural communities within the city of Lilongwe in 3 school namely Minga Community Day Secondary School, Chiwamba Community Day Secondary School and Mseche Secondary School

$10,000
total goal
$4,350
remaining
42
donors
0
monthly donors
9
months

Challenge

The median age in Malawi is 16.4 years old. Approximately eighty-five percent, 71% of Malawi lives in extreme poverty. Educating girls is widely regarded as one of the best ways to improve the economy and health of developing countries. Girls, however, consistently fare less well academically than boys. In 2004, a survey of menstruating girls in Malawi found that "The biggest numbers of school dropouts are girls because of inconveniences during their menstrual periods

Solution

Reusable sanitary pads are sustainable and easily renewable resource allowing the girls to wash and reuse the rather than having to buy disposable pads every month. In addition, they are comparatively inexpensive and environmentally friendly. The social benefit of the implementation of this concept can greatly mitigate the disadvantages and challenges many disempowered girls endure their process of maturing.

Long-Term Impact

We aim to target 600 girls in schools and it will roll out in the rural communities within the city of Lilongwe in 3 school namely Minga Community Day Secondary School, Chiwamba Community Day Secondary School and Mseche Secondary School and also we aim to create and promote an activist campaign to create awareness in the global community and to petition the Malawi government to allocate funding to prevent girls from missing school due to lack of sanitary pads.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.buildingfuturesinmalawi.com
https:/​/​www.facebook.com/​buildingfuturesmalawi/​
www.buildingfuturesinmalawi.org

Organization Information

Building Futures

Location: Lilongwe - Malawi
Website:
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Twitter: @BFIMw
Project Leader:
Lameck Chirwa
Lilongwe, Malawi
$5,650 raised of $10,000 goal
 
48 donations
$4,350 to go
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