PSB Foundation - Promotion of Social Balance Foundation
We are a small, still new NGO that is aiming to help woman and children in Tanzania to reach more equality in the society and economic independence.
Today, girls in Tanzania are facing many challenges. Girls from low income (poor) families miss school 6 to 7 days per month (even more) because of lack of sanitary pads. Girls are dropping out of schools because they can not afford buying sanitary pads, so they feel embarrassed and refuse to go to school. Most of them come from orphanage and poor families.
To overcome the problem, they engage in unsafe sexual practices. As a result, they end up getting early pregnancies (up to 27% of all girl’s students in the districts), early marriages and early school dropouts. There is also a big problem with HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.
Because of extreme poverty parents fail to pay children school fees and the government neglects pregnant students even after giving birth. There is no chance for them to continue with studies and they have nowhere to go.
We need to help and support those girls, so they can get proper school education, sanitary pads and reproductive health care education.
- Objectives of the Project.
- To help adolescent’s girls with sanitary pads to promote their dignity and academic performance.
- To assist girls with academic facilities (bags, uniforms and stationaries).
- To provide Reproductive Health Education to girls to avoid early pregnancy, marriage, truancy and drop outs. And train children about their rights in schools and forming Village Children Councils (VCC)
Cost of Pads: 1 box of pads with 16 packages costs 10 USD and it helps 8 girls per month. Our goal is to help as many girls as we can. Now we are trying to support 100 girls per month in a one year period, but we don't have enough funds to support the project for the whole year.
That is why we are asking for your help. Please help us to help Tanzanian girls get a better life.
- By donating 5 USD you are helping 4 girls to get sanitary pads
- By donating 10 USD you are helping 8 girls
- and by donating 20 USD you will help 16 girls to attend school this month