Pads and Books

by enjuba Spelling Bee
Pads and Books

Summary

This project is focused on supporting rural Ugandan girls with re-usable menstrual pads and empowering story books to inspire girls to stay in school and to overcome a low self-esteem caused by poor menstrual management.

$5,000
total goal
$4,906
remaining
4
donors
1
monthly donor
2
months

Challenge

Poor menstrual hygiene is one of the outstanding factors driving the escalating girl child school dropout rates in Uganda. A girl is likely to miss up to 8 learning days a month because of menstruation or the stigma attached to it. This is as a result of limited access or ability to afford sanitary pads. Poor menstrual management continues to put more girls at risk of child marriages, early pregnancy and it lowers their self-esteem limiting their participation in the public sphere.

Solution

Our goal is to raise Re-Usable Menstrual Pads (RUMPs) and books for 500 rural girls to give them confidence and raise their esteem and inspire them to go back and complete school, when schools fully open. 1 re-usable pad can keep a girl in school for 18 months. The books we shall give them will also teach them the values and virtues that will encourage them to stay in school, like a can do spirit, validating their dreams and helping them to fall in love with books.

Long-Term Impact

Better educated women tend to care better for their children as they are more informed about nutrition and healthcare. They are also more likely to participate in the formal labor market and earn higher incomes. All these factors combined can help lift households, in these target communities out of poverty.

Resources

http:/​/​www.spellingbee.ug

Organization Information

enjuba Spelling Bee

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @enjuba1
Project Leader:
Lizza Kawooya
Kampala, Uganda
$94 raised of $5,000 goal
 
6 donations
$4,906 to go
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