Restricted access to menstrual hygiene products leads many girls to miss school during their period, Education, however, is vital to development: Educated girls take better care of themselves and others, in fact when girls in Uganda are on their periods, absenteeism is at 28% compared to 7% during non-period days,
Luckly we were able to sustaines our production and suply to 1,500 girls throug out the year, this increased their attendance in school as a result 835 girls managed to sit for their Primary exams and passed.
We thank you so much for your dedication and and generosity truth to be told:- When girls are educated, poverty drops, economies thrive and communities become more resilient.
We look forward to continue supporting girls to bridge the inequality gap. Please will you consider sharing our story with you family and friends and encourage them to support. Endinng period poverty is possible!
Thank you - Volunteer Action Network Team
We are grateful with your continous support enabling young girls and women to have access to quality and affordable sanitary products in Uganda. Nancy who is in senior 2 and she is determined to knock out all obstacle on her way to become a Doctor.
“Most of my fellow friends have dropped out of school, after lockdown they never returned to schools, they are married and have children some 3 died with pregnancy complications, I want to be a doctor to same my community and the only way I can achieve it is through concentrating with my education I have to knock out all obstacles to realize my dream”
Girls like Nancy are our inspiration and inspiration us to support many with sanitary products one of the obstacles leading to girls child drop out from school.
Every month together we support 1, 257 girls with free sanitary pads simply we want them to stay in class.
When you educate a girl you educate a nation help us educate more girls in Uganda.
Thank you everyone for your generous support you and indeed making a difference, Kindly consider to share our project with your family memebers and friends your contious support will empower many girls like Nance
Volunteer Action Network
Thanks to your ongoing support of girls' education, 654 girls at the Aket ket Primary and Okungugedi Primary School, an all-girl school, received sanitary pads and we make a monthly distribution. A total of 5,232 sanitary pad were distributed to the pupils present ranging from class 5 to class 7.
During the distribution, the girls recieved menstrual healthy and hygiene Education. The girls were grateful for the pads they were receiving. The head teacher said-
Hello everybody out there my name is Gladys, The head teacher at OKunggedi Primary school. I would like on behalf of the staff and pupils to say thank you very much! Our girls can now concetrate and attend all their classes which has improved their performance.
Thank you donors for supporting our school with sanitary pads it is a game changer!
Thank you for your support towards empowering and educating girls in Uganda. You are truly making a difference for girls with your generous support.
If you are not yet a recurring donor, we warmly invite you to consider setting up a recurring donation. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.
Bukenya Muusa with VAC-NET team
In the first two months after Gloria began menstruating, she missed school at least three days each month. "I feared being laughed at again, and I had no access to proper pads," she says.
Her experience is typical for girls and women in Uganda, who experience difficulties in managing their periods at home, at school, or at work. In addition to lacking hygienic menstrual products, they often don't have access to clean water and sanitation and, perhaps most critically, information about menstruation.
Menstruation remains a taboo subject in Uganda, If it is discussed at all, many girls are taught that periods are shameful and should not be talked about openly. As a result, when these girls start to menstruate, they are forced to improvise their own products, often resorting to unsanitary old rags and pieces of cloth.
We are addressing this gap using three fronts, providing sanitary pads to school girls and women, conducting menstrual health education and creating awareness. This year alone we have distributed over 2,673 Pads enabling young girls to stay in school and women concetrating at their work place, this has reduced absenteeism both at school and work place leading to improved perfomance for school girls.
Together we are making a difference and we are committed to continue breaking the stigma around menstruation and supplying quality sanitary pads to young girls in Uganda. Your generous donation makes all this possible. A donation of $250 enable supplies for 50 girls for 3 months would you help us to multiply our impact donate today.
Uganda re-opened its schools on Monday 10th January 2022 after the longest pandemic-prompted shutdown in the world, the closing has taken a lasting toll, eroding decades of classroom gains in Uganda. Up to a third of students, many of whom took jobs during the pandemic to support their struggling families, may not return to the classroom. Thousands of schools, themselves under financial stress, are not expected to reopen their doors. And countless teachers will not come back either, having turned to other work after losing their income during the shutdown. Unless there are intensive efforts to help students catch up, “we may have lost a generation.”
One of the most crucial and challenging aspects of the recent period has been keeping in touch with girls, 20% of whom in our program are missing from school.
In response to the challenges that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic. For many girls, school is more than just a key to a better future. It’s a lifeline. The number of girls who might not return to school due to COVID-19’s unprecedented education disruption is alarming, but also threatens decades of progress made towards gender equality, puts girls at risk of adolescent pregnancy, early and forced marriage, and violence.
We are supporting girls to stay connected remain safe and supported, providing them with sanitary products and menstrual health information through our Gulu Women resource Center, we are providing access to reproductive health information, counseling and mentorship, with a 24/7 toll free service to respond to GBV related cases
Your geneous support you helped us to keep our center stay open and provide servives to girls and women in the commuity. We will continue moving forward to make sure no girl is left behid.
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