Days for Girls

I took this photo in a high school class in Mali.  There should be more girls in this class.  We can help that happen.

I took this photo in a high school class in Mali. There should be more girls in this class. We can help that happen.

I spoke this week at a Relief Society event about Africa and life in a typical village. The women in the group had spent a month making hygiene kits to send to an organization called “Days for Girls.” You can learn about this organization here: http://www.daysforgirls.org/.
I learned that women in impoverished communities worldwide miss up to 3 months of school every year because they must stay home during their menstrual cycles. This organization empowers girls to stay in school, to be healthy and maintain their dignity. So far more than 60,000 girls in 31 nations on 5 continents have been provided with sanitation kits. Each kit contains supplies that can be laundered and reused for up to 3 years in harsh conditions. You can see the contents of these kits and learn how to make them on the Days for Girls website.

I was amazed and thrilled at the good being done and just wanted to pass the information along to any of you who might be looking for a very worthwhile project.
Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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2 Responses to Days for Girls

  1. holley says:

    could you please post more about this activity. I’d like to know how it all worked so we can do it too:)

  2. Pingback: Can you feel the love? I can! Cedar Hills Girls Camp does DfG! | Ann's Words

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