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