We are back in the Gahanga at the Gahanga school in Rwanda. The site is so large that we had to break up our menstrual education, washable feminine sanitary pad and soap distribution into groups of initially 100, down to 50, and now at 30. The information is so valuable and we found that we could not answer all the questions of such a large group in a timely manner. We love Gahanga and they love us! We are already looking forward to the next trip back to Gahanga School. We are grateful to the Principal, Teachers, and Staff. We are also grateful to our partners who make it possible to serve these youth and eradicate period poverty one school at a time in East Africa. Already we have served nearly 1000 youth and young women who would otherwise miss 50 to 60 days a year of school resulting in failing behind, shame, and possibly dropping out. We are putting an end to lack of understanding about the Menses process and teaching them that they have a beautiful gift to one day have children.
The generosity of Donors and Partners is making it possible for us to serve more youth and young women. Our prayer is to train others on how to make these washable pads through Apprenticeship programs and supply fabrics plus supplies needed so they can be empowered to serve their neighboring communities. I believe that with the support of like minded partners we can change the narrative in East Africa, break Taboos, End Period poverty and empower youth to stay in school, have self confidence, and be empowered to thrive, not just survive. To God be the Glory!!!
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