Menstruation Poverty on Girls in The Gambia

by Gambian American Foundation
Menstruation Poverty on Girls in The Gambia

Our current development with the project is that we are still unable to travel to The Gambia to carryout our programming due to the Pandemic. However, we were able to purchase pads, school supplies, and goodies for our girls. These items were shipped in October and they arrived in our programming site and currently in a storage. We are looking and hoping to be able to travel in the Spring to resume our programming. We are using this time to stay connected with our girls virtually along with our volunteers. This has allowed us to mapped out instructural materials, so that once things open back up again, we will be ready to go. We look forward to resuming our programming safely in 2021.  

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RE: Menstruation Poverty on Girls in The Gambia Project Report – GlobalGiving

 

In participating in the GlobalGiving accelerator’s program, we are delighted to have had this opportunity. In so doing, our foundation raised $2,211 to help assist girls’ in The Gambia to have regular access to sanitary pads monthly. Our aim is to reach 250 girls. However, with the initial amount raised, we are going to begin with 100 girls. The funds will go towards purchasing 500 boxes of pads along with schools supplies for the new school year. These items will be shipped in a container that should arrive in October. Due to COVID-19, our abilities to travel to our project site is restricted, however, we look forward to the opportunity to travel to our project site soon. We are excited to be able to provide such needed materials to our girls, so that they are able to feel comfortable and safe attending school during their menstrual cycle. In hopes of not having their education interrupted monthly and in turn reduce their absentees. We stand to empower our girls!  

 

#empowerourgirls 

#TheGambia

#genderequity

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Gambian American Foundation

Location: Pembroke Pines, FL - USA
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Mariama Jaiteh
Pembroke Pines, FL United States
$2,707 raised of $5,000 goal
 
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