Donate sanitary pads to 500 schoolgirls in Uganda

by Uganda Youth Skills Training Organisation
Donate sanitary pads to 500 schoolgirls in Uganda
Donate sanitary pads to 500 schoolgirls in Uganda
Donate sanitary pads to 500 schoolgirls in Uganda
Donate sanitary pads to 500 schoolgirls in Uganda
Donate sanitary pads to 500 schoolgirls in Uganda
Donate sanitary pads to 500 schoolgirls in Uganda
Donate sanitary pads to 500 schoolgirls in Uganda
Donate sanitary pads to 500 schoolgirls in Uganda

Summary

We will buy sanitary pads and give them to 500 poor girls in a school in rural Kampala, in Uganda. The number of girls dropping out of school increase as they have reached puberty. Stigma around menstruation is one of the reasons for this. We give out reusable sanitary pads as well as educate the girls about menstrual health and practices. The objective of this project is to eliminate stigma, educate youth, and keep 50 girls in school.

$4,000
total goal
$1,346
remaining
53
donors
0
monthly donors
2
fundraisers
6
years

Challenge

The challenge is that girls are dropping out of school due to lack of sanitary pads, as well as stigma around menstruation. In fact, research done by Build Africa has shown that Uganda has one of the highest number of girls dropping out of school because of this. There is also a knowledge gap, and no teaching about menstruation at school. There are therefore lots of myths, stigma and taboos around menstruation and periods in Uganda.

Solution

By doing outreach at schools, we will perform educational sessions to improve menstruation knowledge, and we will distribute reusable sanitary pads to girls. The reusable sanitary pads are easy to make, and we will also during the session explain how to fabricate them, how to clean them, and how to maintain them. 500 girls will receive sanitary pads during the school visits.

Long-Term Impact

By doing outreaches at schools, we hope to make an impact by changing attitudes. The school pupils will get new knowledge and spread the information to their families and friends. Teachers will learn to effectively integrate menstruation education in their youth work. Girls learn how to make their own sanitary pads, and can fabricate and sell their own. The long-term impact is that more girls will stay in school.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Organization Information

Uganda Youth Skills Training Organisation

Location: Kampala, Lubaga - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Maahe Bob
Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda
$2,654 raised of $4,000 goal
 
53 donations
$1,346 to go
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