Sewing up a storm with Days for Girls

Emma with Jill Legget from Days for Girls.

Emma with Jill Legget from Days for Girls.

Yesterday one of our fantastic Perth-based volunteers, Emma Sparkman, joined the ladies at Days for Girls to help create a batch of the Female Health Kits we’ve been distributing in Kerasawara village.

BPM and Days For Girls have been working together over the past year to educate and equip the women of the Kerasawara community with safe, simple and sustainable hygiene products. Each-and-every kit from Days for Girls is lovingly hand-made by volunteers and contains: 2 Moisture Barrier Shields, 8 Absorbant Tri-fold Pads, 2 Ziploc Bags, 1 Pair of Panties, 1 Washcloth, 1 Bar of Soap and 1 Set of Visual Instructions…all lovingly packaged in a cool, colourful tote bag!

So far BPM has distributed over 200 kits in Kerasawara, with plans for many, many more in the future! We’re also working on a Female Health Education Curriculum to support the kits and their use.

Some of the moisture barrier shields.

Some of the moisture barrier shields.

Days for Girls kits are distributed in 75 countries around the world, by 222+ Total Global Chapters and Teams and have- to date- reached more 100,000 girls! Visit their website: www.daysforgirls.org to find out more, or check out this cool Ted Talk by their founder: http://youtu.be/Aa_NyPa2qY4

Thanks Emma for taking the time to help out!

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