In our last update, we talked about the new website for GirlStuff.Period. Have you had a chance to take a look at it yet? You can find it at GirlStuffPeriod[dot]org.
The mission of GirlStuffPeriod is to support girls by providing them with the menstrual products they need to be able to stay in school and this be exposed to the same opportunities boys in schools are.
Where it started
The GirlStuffPeriod #PadsAgainstBullying program started in support of the Sebotsi combined school, which is the only school in the Bergnek community, however the program has also provided pads to schools in Soweto, Cradock and other areas in South Africa.
Key component: Your Support
This year we want to bring our menstrual kits to more girls in need over the holiday season and the ladies of GirlStuffPeriod, Suzie, Queen, Rainet and their team, are gearing up to support up to 5,000 girls over the next few months leading into the holidays and when girls return to school in January.
Key component: Food
In support of #PadsAgainstBullying, we have recently begun a project to build an additional ‘My World in a Garden’, vertical vegetable garden at one of the schools. This is important, as having food available for girls to take home is a key component of the program, because the girls are responsible for gathering food for families and if we didn't provide access to some food, they would not be able to attend school fulltime.
This is an exciting update and as you can see there are multiple ways for you to help and support girls in the program and we are counting on you and the people you know to take action.
Share your Excitement
We ask that you forward this project report to 2 friends or begin your own fundraising page for the cause here on GlobalGiving.
We are grateful for your ongoing support and for all you, as a donor, have already done to create positive change in the Bergnek community, and are always grateful for you our supporters, and especially for those of you who give to the GirlStuff.Period project every month. Thank you for your contributions, your messages and for sharing the work we do with the wonderful people of Bergnek. We appreciate you and the people of Bergnek most certainly do too.
We won't give up on the communities we serve, and we know you won't either!
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