Education  Mali Project #1173

Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!

by Ouelessebougou Alliance
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Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!
Help Send 900 Girls to School in Ouelessebougou!

Project Report | Mar 24, 2014
OA partners with Days for Girls

By Angie Roberts | Executive Director

Filling out the survey
Filling out the survey

The Alliance is committed to increasing the number of girls in school and  seeing those girls complete their high school education.  We work with the village education councils and the student/parents associations to educate them about the importance of young girls going to school.  We build latrines with each of our schools so that girls feel safe and comfortable at school.  The vaccinations we give and the mosquito nets we provide help ensure that each child in our schools will hopefully avoid major illnesses and maintain a high attendance.

Through out partnership with Days for Girls we learned that once young women start having their periods, they often miss up to one week a month from school. For those in remote villages, feminine hygiene products may consist of leaves or old rags.  For those who can afford it, a pack of 10 sanitation pads costs a dollar--and most of our villagers live on less than $1 per day.

Women and girls from Utah worked furiously to complete 1200 feminine hygiene kits that we then delivered to various school when we were there in February.  The young women in Mali were grateful not only for the kits but also for the fact that young women across the world cared enough about them to make these "gifts."

Alliance Project Director provided trainings on the kits and menstruation at each school--so that the girls left with a kit knowing how to use it and how to better understand their own bodies.

Alliance Project Coordinator explaining kits
Alliance Project Coordinator explaining kits
Girls with their kits
Girls with their kits
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Organization Information

Ouelessebougou Alliance

Location: Riverton, Utah - USA
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Project Leader:
Amanda McConnell
Salt Lake City , Utah United States

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Thanks to 172 donors like you, a total of $10,235 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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