Support Sustainable Model to Keep Girls in School

by Girls Education Mission International
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Dear Partners,

 

This is to keep you updated about how your support as always is changing lives positively.

To commemorate the 2022 World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Girls Education Mission International hosted 88 girls of Government Seocndary School Wholshe for an event. The impact of such an event cannot be over emphasized. The girls through the interaction we had with them, revealed that a lot of knowledge was acquired. We were able to carry out  the following activities:

  • Designing of menstrual bracelet
  • Issuing of sanitary pad
  • Discussion on menstrual hygiene and management

SUCCESS STORIES

The program was a great success with maximum co-operation from the school management to the participants who were thrilled with the whole activities done. In the words of Asiya “I am excited with this program because I have added a knowledge on how to count and keep track of my menstrual cycle” while Lovina says she will freely discussed about menstruation without being shy. Many of the girls find the program an interesting avenue were the are relax to talk about menstruation without ashamed. Considering the impact of the program, the school solicited for increase in the number of beneficiaries.

Thank you for being part of the success story of Asiya and Lovina whom with your support, they are able to gain their dignity and confidence to stay in school..

We are still solitiicng your donations as we  contrinue to trust you with support to enable us set up a set a sanitary pad production unit to enable us produce mass number of pad for more girls to benefit. 

 

Thank you for continues support,

Looking forward to  your GENEROUS DONATION. 

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On 10th February 2022, our team were at Government Junior Secondary School West of Mines Jos for an orientation event for the JSS 1 student organized by the school Guidance and Counseling Master who is oneof our trainees of our #LinkingTeachersWelfareWithQualityAndStandard project supported by the TY Danjuma Foundation. Speaking on the theme "Determined to Learn" our Executive Director Mrs. Keturah Shammah have charged the students to be determined in their pursuit for education by ensuring they have a goal, they believe in their abilities and avoid distractions that will stand against their school completion. She said, #Girls_Education_Mission_International will work alongside the school management in combating obstacles that might cause drop out among the girls. One of our GEM Impact Volunteer Educators (GIVE) Ms. @Ivhobe Omoayena who leads GEM's community/school outreach programs was there to share how Girls Education Mission International would work with the school in implementing programs that will ensure the girls are retained, learn and complete their education with dignity. Among the attendees from the school were, Guidance and counseling master who organized the event, the GJSS principal, vice principal, Vocational technical master, and many others.

Having the total number of 215 girls, these girls who are mostly from low-income family’s needs to be supported with sanitary pad to ensure they complete their education.

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Dear Partners,

Greetings from Girls Education Mission International with hope you are doing well and keeping safe?

 

Partners like YOU are so critical to the work we do at Girls Education Mission International. You provide the support needed to make our mission possible. Thank you for choosing Girls Education Mission International! Thank you for the generosity!! 

 

Big threat like sustaining a Nonprofit organization in this uncertain times demands solutions that features strong, collaborative partnership.  As an organization, we are more than happy you have decided to be part of our community. 

 The COVID-19 crisis has made us reflect on how often our lives are at the Mercy of things we cannot control.  When COVID-19 threatens our operations and Programs, we launched a sustainable model https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-give-vulnerable-girls-dignity-and-livelihood/ to enable us continue to provide Menstrual Hygiene support to Girls and at the same time providing them with job opportunity while also financing the  programs and operations of the Girls Education Mission International. 

Thank you for your constant support towards our work of ensuring we provide Menstrual Hygiene to the vulnerable girls in Nigeria. 

 Recently, we provide Menstrual Hygiene and sanitary support to over 600 young women and girls in Jos, Nigeria. This is done through the distribution of free menstrual Pad and other sanitary products as well training them on how to make reusable sanitary Pad. 

Why Menstrual Hygiene? 

Menstruation affects every aspect of Girls life including her Education, Participation, Health and Economy. The reality is troubling, but it also gives us a path forward. It is a great opportunity to make lasting impact.  Deborah  said "Learning how to make reusable is the greatest thing ever.... We have now acquired new skill that can earn us an income". 

 

 Save the Date: Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is November 30 this year, and we invite you to support us with your donation.  You have the chance to invest in vulnerable Girls in Nigeria.

Thank you for your support. 

From all of us at Girls Education Mission International. 

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Free Sanitary Pad to Girls in Jos, Plateau State
Free Sanitary Pad to Girls in Jos, Plateau State

Dear partners,

 It is with joy that we provide you with progress of your support to our work as follows:

Working with 12 Volunteers across 7 states in Nigeria including FCT and in Freetown Sierraleone, for the 2021 Menstrual Hygiene Day, we organized 10 events, in 10 communities and 8 schools where we were able to reach out to 433 girls and 25 teachers with menstrual hygiene management awareness, reproductive health education and free sanitary pads.

Event outcomes

  1. In Zaria Kaduna state, one of our volunteers Aimee Chris have started an educational and health talks where she will be meeting sanitary hygiene need of 30 girls every month.
  2.  In Iseyin, Oyo state, Fatinikun Babatunde Tade have decided to start a menstrual hygiene session every two month, distributing menstrual products, and having a sanitary pad bank box in his community/ school.
  3. In Jos Plateau State, Ivhobe, have decided to set up a mentoring program to empower girls in skills acquisition, career development, social and general well-being.
  4.  In Muchia Kaduna state, Mercy Barka have formed clubs with the name ‘Salama’ meaning (PEACE) for boys and ‘Alheri (meaning GRACE) for girls to sustain the event in area of sanitizing and educating their peers and friends.

 

Success stories

A schoolgirl from Muchia community said, “Whenever I menstruate, I put pieces/cloth and I don’t remove it till the next day and when I washed the pieces/ cloth, I dry them in the room because I don’t want boys/men to see them. This event has taught me a lot about menstrual hygiene maintenance in this aspect and other areas”.

“I was of the opinion that the use of sanitary pad affects women ability to give birth, but after this event my myth and negative norms surrounding using of sanitary pad has changed and I will also educate others about this. Thank you so much for this educative event.”  Says a participant from Freetown, Sieera Leone.

 A girl from Ekunle High School Oyo state said, “Before now, I cannot accurately calculate my menstrual circle to know my menstrual, ovulation days and my free days but after this event, I can do that accurately and this will help me get prepare for my menstrual days psychologically and materially”.

All this was possible because of the generous donation of you, our donors.

THANK YOU BIG

From all of us at Girls Education Mission International.

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Teaching girls how to make reusable sanitary pad
Teaching girls how to make reusable sanitary pad

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Girls Education Mission International

Location: Jos, Plateau - Nigeria
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Twitter: @gemgirls2007
Project Leader:
Keturah Shammah
Executive Director
Jos, Plateau Nigeria
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