African girls miss school every month – just because they're girls! Incredible. Even more incredible is how simply this huge problem can be solved, and how easy it is for you to help.
No one talks about it. No one deals with it. We must, and with your help we absolutely can. The problem is… a lack of sanitary towels!
Far too many girls in Africa miss out on education just because of the lack of a sanitary towel. Something which affects half the world's population has been overlooked - until now. Missing a week's school each month has a massive impact on a child's progress, especially in Africa.
First periods are a very stressful time in any girl's life, but add to this acute poverty and you have a seriously miserable situation. Many young girls are not provided with sanitary towels at home because their families cannot afford them and food takes priority. They may not even have underwear. Schools are often over-crowded with many children in very close proximity to one another, and in her culture this can make the situation of a young girl having her period - with no sanitary towel or even underwear - impossible. The result is loss of education, hope and future.
How can you help?
Donating just £5 a month will keep a girl in school.
This will enable us to provide sanitary towels, underwear, private toilets and hand-washing facilities.
Did you know… ?
- An educated girl is less likely to marry & have children while she herself is still a child
- An educated girl is more likely to be literate, healthy & survive into adulthood… as are her children.
- An educated girl is less likely to be vulnerable to abuse, exploitation & disease.
Just £5 a month will improve the opportunities of current & future generations.
Girls must never be excluded from a single day's education, just because they are girls - and with your help they won't be.