Project Launch: 6-24-19
This project seeks to equip girls and members of mother groups with skills in menstrual hygiene management while also providing them with opportunities for economic empowerment. This will be achieved through production and sale of reusable sanitary pads which will be accessed for free by members of the community and sold to members of other communities. Mother group members and girl ambassadors will be equipped with skills in producing the pads using sewing machines for increased durability. They will also be trained on how they can produce school uniforms and backpacks with the same machines which can then be sold in their community and to others for income generation.
Foundation for Boys and Girls has through this project procured five sewing machines which are being used to train 9 mother group members. The members have been equipped with tailoring skills, enabling them to sew uniforms for both boys and girls, backpacks and reusable sanitary pads. 400 reusable sanitary pads have so far been produced and distributed to 200 girls from three schools in Lilongwe, Malawi. In addition, mother group members have also gained knowledge in good menstrual hygiene practices and have taught 300 students from five schools. The project will in the long run help keep girls in school and motivate them to perform well in their respective classes.