Her Education Matters

by Think Malawi in Malawi

We did it
On 3rd July 2019 we successfully raised £2,329 with 49 supporters in 56 days

We want to provide reusable sanitary pads to Malawian girls to manage their periods, and so avoid missing up to 5 days of school each month

by Think Malawi in Malawi

£36 or more

3 of 40 claimed

6 girls 5 days a month

Girls may miss lessons 5 days a month because they are not equipped to manage their periods. Girls could be able to attend school during their periods when they have the Girls Packs. Your donation could fund 6 Girls Packs. Many of the girls would have stayed a home during 45 days in a school year. Girls will also be given emotional support and hygiene advice.

£6 or more

Equips a girl with resources for up to 18 months

One schoolgirl could receive a girls’ pack containing three reusable sanitary pads which will last up to 18 months, plus soap and pants. She will also have access to a separate washroom to wash and change in

£12 or more

Equips 2 girls with pads for up to 18 months

Two schoolgirls could receive girls packs, each containing three reusable sanitary pads which will last up to 18 months, plus soap and pants. They will also have access to a separate washroom to wash and change in.

£24 or more

Missed school days can be days in school

Your donation could fund reusable sanitary pads and resources to manage periods, for four girls. This could prevent them staying away from school during their periods so they do not miss English, Maths, Science, Social and Religious Skills, Chichewa and Arts and Life Skills lessons.

£42 or more

7 girls helped for up to 18 months

Your donation could fund reusable sanitary pads and resources to manage periods, for seven girls. This could prevent them staying away from school during their periods so they do not miss English, Maths, Science, Social and Religious Skills, Chichewa and Arts and Life Skills lessons.

£55 or more

1 of 7 claimed

Train a Mother to use treadle sewing machine

Your donation could help make this project self-sustaining. It could pay for the training of one mother from the community to use a sewing machine, and to make reusable pads. In exchange for their work each Mother will receive one reusable pad for each 5 made. These can be sold to pay for materials to make more pads

£135 or more

3 of 7 claimed

Fund the purchase of a treadle sewing machine

Treadle sewing machines (powered by a foot pedal) are used because of lack of access to electricity. You could have just paid for a treadle sewing machine, to be used by one of the Mothers trained to make reusable pads for school girls.

£500 or more

1 of 6 claimed

Build a senior girls' washroom

You could now have paid for building a girls' washroom at one school enabling girls to change their pads and wash discreetly. Privacy and cleanliness are important to the girls. The schools do not have separate toilets for senior girls. A female teacher at the school will keep a key to the washroom so that it is well managed.

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