Days For Girls!

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????We’re taking a break from talks about structure today, to reflect on an organisation I was recently introduced to.

Earlier this week I attended our local monthly meeting of BPW (you can read about them here), where we were lucky to hear from the lovely ladies at Days For Girls from Geelong.

As a woman, can you imagine not having access to sanitary supplies and how that might impact on your day to day life?

Throughout the world there are thousands of girls and women who miss days of school and days of work as a direct result of their lack of accessible sanitary supplies.

In some cases these sanitary supplies are days of travel away or simply far too expensive – often, with only a small amount of money available, there is a decision to be made between purchasing sanitary supplies or providing food for family members…that’s not really a choice is it?

Days For Girls aims to overcome this epidemic!  Their MISSION is “Creating a more dignified, free and educated world through access to lasting feminine hygiene solutions” and their VISION is to have “Every girl and woman in the world with ready feasible access to quality sustainable hygiene & health education by 2022”

The Days For Girls charity provides sanitary hygiene kits which are washable and reusable, with most lasting up to 3 years!  The kits are prepared to very strict guidelines by a team of dedicated volunteers – but as usual, there’s always room for more help!

The impact of these kits has produced some alarming figures regarding retention rates of girls in school, their education levels and their likelihood of obtaining employment – all of which has the potential to create a brighter future…

For more information, and to get involved, please refer to their website.



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