When a girl in Uganda first starts to menstruate, the journey to school drop out begins. She has no underwear or sanitary products and therefore no way to attend school; she starts to miss a week of school each month and after a few months has fallen so far behind that she drops out of school.
Because she is not at school, she starts to take on other household tasks at home which put her in dangerous situations. Watoto has found that a girl can be raped 2 to 3 times every time she goes to get water in some parts of Uganda and this is part of her job at home every day.
Because she is not educated she doesn’t know how to stay safe from HIV and therefore she is more likely to die before her time.
Because she is not educated she probably doesn’t know how to read and write and is unable to vote and therefore have a say in the way her country is governed. Her voice is unheard.
Because she is not educated her children have less of a chance of surviving birth and the first five years of life.
Because she is not educated she cannot get a good job and support her family
Because she doesn’t go to school, her daughters probably won’t go to school either…
KEEP A GIRL IN SCHOOL is a simple project, if we can provide sanitary products that allow a girl to stay in school, we break the cycle of poverty for her and for her children. For $5 a month, $60 a year we can keep a girl in school which can change her life.
Currently we have 100s of ‘undies’ to send to Uganda, what we need now is the financial support to provide their sanitary products which allows these girls to stay in school. If you have been inspired to contribute to placing value on these girls, please donate whatever you would have spent on a pair of undies and that will keep a girl in school for another month.
Thank you in advance for your generosity! Together we can be the change!
If you would like to support this project you can DONATE HERE.
The Colour Sisterhood Team
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