Hands of Charity was inspired by the work of our partner organization in Uganda, Venture for Good in Jina, making reusable sanitary pads. We sent some fundst Hands of Charity for them to purchase supplies, so they have begun. The plans are for the teachers do hold community events, as funds are available and invite girls to come and learn about their reproductive health, about how to handle their fear of men, and develop pride and faith in the wonder and beauty of being female. Here is their report.
HANDS OF CHARITY BUNGOMA OLPC APRIL 2017 REPORT
WEEK 1 APRIL 2017
It was the last week for the schools to break for the holidays.
Teachers Rose, Anita, Rhodah and Irene were to prepare girls who were to come at the center and learn how to make sanitary pads for themselves.
Teachers shared ideas on how to develop skills of solving problems at their level of understanding.
Teachers did not only prepare on homemade sanitary pads but also on general reproductive health issues and sanitation.
2nd WEEK APRIL 2017
Girls aged 12 years and above were brought together at the center for homemade sanitary pad lessons and general hygiene talks lead by Teacher Rose and Anita
Major things girls learned over homemade sanitary pads was;
-what material are to be used?
-how cost effective they are?
-how to cut and have recommended measurement of the sanitary pads.
How the pads are used compared to those sold in shops.
Major aim of doing this was to improve confidence in young girls and minimize school absents of girls during their menstrual periods and reduce costs to the families that are not financially able and balance self-esteem in all the girls cutting across all lifestyle.