We know that educated girls are more likely to become empowered women. They are more likely to take control of their lives, have economic security, and raise fewer and healthier children who will in turn be more likely to be educated themselves. UNICEF estimates that adolescent girls lose almost 2 weeks of schooling every term when they are menstruating.
The matched funding from D1190 Localised Project Grant will help support the provision through ‘Days for Girls’ of 300 reusable sanitary pads for adolescent girls at Shiramafunda School, Moshi, Tanzania. This will create an immediate supply of reusable sanitary napkin kits for the young girls in the programme.
A Vocational Training Programme will then be put in place to focus on developing the sewing skills necessary for it to become sustainable part-time industry. Part of the training in this curriculum will be the manufacture of the reusable pad kits to be “paid forward” to other girls in the region.
We will then link with Non-Governmental Organizations for them to develop and expand a programme of Health Awareness. This programme will include concepts such as feminine hygiene, programmed parenthood, and general wellbeing.
The project will be implemented in the schools of Moshi rural areas from Primary to secondary school level with SAIDIA; SAIDIA is an organisation that works with rural communities. Days for Girls will provide the training.
An attendance record will measure the improvement in the girls’ attendance.
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