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Keep Girls in School with Period Kits & Toilets

by Hope and Dreams Initiative Vetted since 2017
Keep Girls in School with Period Kits & Toilets
Keep Girls in School with Period Kits & Toilets
Keep Girls in School with Period Kits & Toilets
Keep Girls in School with Period Kits & Toilets
Keep Girls in School with Period Kits & Toilets
Keep Girls in School with Period Kits & Toilets
Keep Girls in School with Period Kits & Toilets
Keep Girls in School with Period Kits & Toilets
Keep Girls in School with Period Kits & Toilets
Keep Girls in School with Period Kits & Toilets
Keep Girls in School with Period Kits & Toilets
Keep Girls in School with Period Kits & Toilets

Summary

When Nigerian girls get their periods, school can be a challenging - even unfriendly - place to learn. Too often, girls miss school during their period because they lack access to affordable period products or safe, private hygiene facilities. Help us transform a school near Abuja into a safe place for girls to thrive. We'll build toilets, washing stations, and a school library with a spotlight on health/hygiene. We'll also give every girl two long-lasting PeriodPanties from our partner Be Girl.

$43,500
total goal
$42,676
remaining
15
donors
1
monthly donor
2
months

Challenge

Too often, girls in Nigeria miss school or have trouble concentrating during their period because they lack access to affordable, quality period-protection products and/or their school lack safe, private hygiene facilities. Girls face enough barriers to receiving a quality education without having to worry about their periods. To boost girls' educational opportunity, they need access to reliable period protection, a safe place to use the toilet/wash up, and quality menstrual hygiene information.

Solution

The project will transform a Nigerian school into a place for girls to thrive through providing (1) high-quality, reliable, and long-lasting PeriodPanties from our partner Be Girl accompanied by menstrual hygiene management education; (2) safe/private school toilets and wash stations; (3) a girls' empowerment festival; and (4) school libraries. If you're interested, see more details about our project's design and methodology in the attached PDF document.

Long-Term Impact

The benefit of a secondary-school education sticks with a girl throughout her life. A girl with a secondary-school education is more likely to access safe and stable livelihood opportunities, give birth to healthier children, and have higher self-esteem throughout life. We have seen over and over again that when a girl thrives, her entire family and community thrive as well. Your support makes it possible to provide these opportunities to an entire school of girls in Abuja, Nigeria.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.hope-dreams.org
Learn about Hope and Dreams Initiative programs
Read about our period-protection partner, Be Girl

Organization Information

Hope and Dreams Initiative

Location: Bronx, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @hope_Dreams.org
Project Leader:
Nguzo Ogbodo
Bronx, NY United States
$824 raised of $43,500 goal
 
15 donations
$42,676 to go
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