Shout out for the Girls!

These girls love to learn; they take their studies seriously. Yet every month they will miss several days of their schooling. KRDP’s latest project “Shout out for the Girls” is helping to address this problem.

In many parts of the world where there is extreme poverty there is a major problem associated with girls reaching puberty, since sanitary protection is not affordable for most families. The simple answer is for the girls to take a few days off school each month, thus missing chunks of education.

KRDP is trying to address this problem. We have designed a pack which can be distributed to girls in our projects. These are being produced by several groups in the UK. We have also provided sewing machines to enable groups in Uganda to produce them as well. Two high schools and several women’s’ support groups are involved. This will of course be challenging in some of the poorest areas, particularly in places where there is no electricity. However we have found traditional treadle sewing machines are being made in India and can be purchased in Uganda. We have started to provide these to enable people are able help themselves so far as possible with their limited resources.

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