WHO HAVE WE HELPED?
Happy Girl Project knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. To this date since our founding in 2018 the project has reached 350 school girls aged between 13 and 20 years old in the Kabale area of Uganda. We want to extend our sincere thanks to all that have supported us from the projects beginning and know that thanks to your support 350 girls so far have been provided with the opportunity to continue their education and not worry about the fear off what to do when they get their period, You have helped us provide them with 3 x reusable sanitary pads so that can have a safe and sanitary period. Please read more below about the many girls we have helped and will continue to help with your support.
350 GIRLS AND COUNTING
Schools we have helped so far
The first school we helped was Little angels nursery and primary. This school is made up of kids that are mostly orphans so we saw how hard it was for the girls to live being so poor and had no access to any sanitary products.
We supplied 50 girls from this school with 3 x reusable sanitary pads each.
Our next school was Bufuka primary school and also Kokomo primary school. Both schools are government run and are attended by mostly girls from poor families who also don't have access to any sanitary pads. Here we supplied 30 girls from each school with 3 x reusable sanitary pads each.
Eden preparatory school, had mostly orphans and girls from poor families, we gave 10 girls from this school 3 x reusable sanitary pads each.
Then London college, a school near lake Bunyonyi, most girls here were older girls and came from across the lake where most of the girls are from poor families.
Bwaama primary school which is on one of the islands of lake Bunyonyi where most girls come to school by canoes, of the 30 girls we met there, none of them knew what a sanitary pad was. The only thing they ever knew to use when they had their periods were old cut up rags. This school is one of the schools that has the highest numbers in the area for girls dropping out of school and the sad reason being due to menstruation and lack of sanitary products. We were able to provided these girls with 3 x reusable sanitary pads each so that can continue their education and have a safe and sanitary period. This is all thanks to our generous supporters. We hope to help many more girls in the future and rely on your help.
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SANITARY PAD MAKING WORKSHOP
in conjunction with Compassion Uganda (Child development centre)
On the 7th of September 2019 the Happy Girls project ran a sanitary pad making workshop which was sponsored by a project called Compassion Uganda. The workshop was led by Harriet our project founder.
Harriet taught the girls how to make reusable sanitary pads themselves so that the project not only supplies the girls with pads but that we also give them the sills to make the pads themselves and to help other girls.
The girls were mainly aged 12 years and above.
The workshop was a great experience and it taught the girls how to hand sew the pads without a sewing machine.
We hope to be involved in many more workshops lie this in the future.
If you would like to sponsor a workshop for a school please get in touch with us to know more about how you can get involved.