My Arms Wide Open and Pads4Girls

by My Arms Wide Open
May 9, 2013

GirlStuff.Period is taking acton & changing lives

Cradock, Eastern Cape
Cradock, Eastern Cape

We've been busy!

We have been busy this past quarter working with partners and some schools in the communities of Cradcok, Eastern Cape. Keabetswe drove down to Cradock to visit with 4 schools this past week and to distribute Menstrual Kits to over 200 girls at 4 Cradock schools. He and Nini have been working with the teachers at the schools to get girls the menstrual products they need to stay in school. He will also be visiting 2 schools in each of Polokwane and Gauteng later this month to distribute another 200 Menstrual Kits at those schools.

This was all made possible through the support we received from you to get Keabetswe around the country in South Africa as well as our partners and supporters at and AFRIpads in Uganda who manufactured the kits for GirlStuff.Period. Working in partnership to support girls education:, AFRIpads, My Arms Wide Open through our joint #Pads4Oprah campaign, are hoping to garner the attention and ultimately form a partnership with the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to create a robust and truly sustainable program to enable girls to be educated at the same level as boys and to be able to avail themselves of all the opportunities that boys are exposed to.

What else have we been up to?

The ladies of GirlStuff.Period have been busy working hard to get ready for some orders we are working on in South Africa. We are not ready to share details as yet, but as soon as we receive our first Purchase order we will be sure to share lots of details with you all.

In the meantime we’d thought we would share some of the pictures we received from Keabetswe after his trip around South Africa this past week.

Thank you for your ongoing support and contributions to this important cause. Please keep spreading the word and if you can make a recurring donation to keep the GirlStuff.Period business growing.

Pads4Oprah Campaign
Pads4Oprah Campaign
Pads4Oprah 2
Pads4Oprah 2

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My Arms Wide Open

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Warren Te Brugge
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
$11,480 raised of $45,000 goal
392 donations
$33,520 to go
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