With the help of a $US500 donation the Girl2Girl sanitation programme began in May 2016 when three young village education sponsored girls were trained to sew eco-friendly reusable sanitary pads.
In June overseas volunteers Jennie, Joe & Rebecca put together a power point presentation about the importance of female sanitation, health & hygiene with menstrual cycles. They then travelled to the remote village of Jbajibe in the Rasuwa District of Nepal. With the help of 7 young local girls they ran their education programme and distributed 200 kits to the teenage girls of North Pole School and Gosainkunda High School.
We have received great feedback with not only the young girls accepting and using the recyclable pads but their mothers are also now using them!!!
The donors from Canada, Patrick & Laura Hessel, were so impressed with the outcome they immediately pledged a further $US2000 to continue the programme throughout other local high schools.