Keeping girls in school - no matter what time of the month it is.
Ugandan girls without sanitary supplies often stay home from school during their periods, missing up to two months of education and opportunity each year.
Project Ensonga makes and distributes sustainable feminine hygiene kits for students at ECHOES' partner projects: Trinity Children's Centre, Centenary High School, and Double Cure Medical Centre.
Designed by Days for Girls International, the kits are washable and last up to three years. After kits were distributed in other Ugandan schools, girls' absentee rates dropped from 36% to 8%.
Here's how you can help:
- Make kits (shields and liners) yourself or attend a Project Ensonga kit-making event. (Contact Leslie Roy - email@example.com - for instructions and simple sewing patterns.)
- Make a donation toward fabric and supplies.
- Purchase items for kits: underwear, wash clothes, ziploc bags, travel-sized soap. (Contact Leslie Roy - firstname.lastname@example.org - for specifications.)