£285.00raised of £5,000.00 goal goal
29th of May 2021 was the official launch date of our #Pad4Her campaign which commemorated International Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Day.
Our charity Charles Mwense Foundation (Zambia & England) and its international partners LifeAid (England) & Color Him Father Foundation (USA) aims to provide Menstrual Hygiene Kits to 1,000 + vulnerable school going girls across Zambia aged 13-18 years old annually that attend various government schools as well as stay in various orphanages across Zambia.
Our main catchment areas Chainda (Lusaka), Zambia Compound (Mazabuka), Venter Compound (Lusaka), Kabobola (Mazabuka) as well as another six locations in Southern Province and Lusaka Province respectively.
These respective areas that we shall be empowering vulnerable girls with Menstrual Hygiene kits are areas where these poor young girls come from households that have an income of less than £1/$1 per day and subsequently when these young girls are going through their menstruation cycle they are forced to use alternatives to sanitary pads that are unhealthy, unhygienic and very high risk.
These poor girls use items such as socks, newspaper and tissue as alternatives to sanitary pads due to the fact their guardians simply cannot afford to purchase sanitary napkins/pads due to the level of poverty and economic hardship many like them face in their community’s. A majority of these girls are forced to be absent from school during their menstruation cycle which negatively effects their attendance rate and academic performance on the whole. Not to mention the situation of period poverty they find themselves in also hurts the children’s confidence and sense of self worth which is something we wish to positively change for 1,000 girls.
The Menstrual Hygiene Kits the girls will be donated will consist of the following:
-6 washable/reusable sanitary cloth pads
-6 large Dettol Hygienic Soaps
-1 Wash Bag
-6 pairs of underwear
We will also be providing ALL the girls with Menstrual Hygiene Management Coaching Workshops facilitated by a Registered Ministry of Health Nurse and Certified Psychosocial Counsellor.
The purpose of these workshops during donation days is to demonstrate with the use of a life size doll how the girls should wear their sanitary pads, how to wash and clean them safely as we will be donating them 6 washable/ reusable sanitary pads that can be used for up to 3 years, how to keep themselves clean, safe and healthy during their menstruation period in a manner that allows them to still attend school during their cycle and everything else related to menstrual hygiene and menstruation on the whole.
65% of our workshops and donation events to the girl beneficiaries will be executed at various Ministry of Education Government schools in Zambia and the remaining percentage will be executed at various community centres within the respective communities of the beneficiaries as well as four(4) orphanages.
Our plea is that you help us achieve this goal with a donation of any amount towards this very much needed and highly impactful charitable campaign that will positively effect the lives and education of 1,000 + vulnerable girl children that need it most.
Every £1/$1/€1 is a #Pad4Her so please support this worthy and noble cause and follow the campaign as we continue to improve access to menstrual hygiene management coaching and resources to girls in Zambia effected by #PeriodPoverty.
- Mala Mwense
- Campaign Owner
From London with LoveUpdate posted by Mala Mwense at 04:36 pm
Thanks again for the support Houda (England), thanks to you and Vines support we were able to provide 50 girls in total with Sanitary Pads for their next menstrual cycle.
Donation AlertUpdate posted by Mala Mwense at 04:33 pm
A big thank you to one of our latest offline donors to the campaign, Danny Turner (England). An old school friend for 20+ years that has continually supported our works in Zambia for the past 9 years. God Bless you Danny!
£100 Offline Donation from Houda Gets 100 packs for 100 girlsUpdate posted by Mala Mwense at 10:28 am
We recently received a donation from Houda in London that was utilized to purchase an incredible 100 packs of 10 Sanitary Pads (1,000 Sanitary Pads in total).We are now only £200 away from the total we need to donate to the next 300 vulnerable school going girls we work with
320 Packs of 10 Sanitary Pads DONATED to 300+ girlsUpdate posted by Mala Mwense at 04:18 pm
Last week thanks to your continued support we were able to provide 320 girls in total with a pack of 10 Sanitary Pads each in order for them to go through their next menstrual cycle in dignity and without any risk to their health.Thank you so much to all of
Next Donation Date is THIS WEEKUpdate posted by Mala Mwense at 07:49 am
We currently have 246 packs of 10 Sanitary Pads ready for our next donation event at Chibolya School in Kaleya which is situated in the Southern Province of Zambia 🇿🇲 We only need another £60 to reach the total 300 minimum needed for the girls at the school.Lets keep sharing
1 Pad at a timeUpdate posted by Mala Mwense at 11:45 am
Big thank you to our latest Donor, Kevin. Here are the 880 sanitary pads we were able to source for our next donation handover thanks to your generosity ❤️🖤💚
New Month, New GoalUpdate posted by Mala Mwense at 06:05 pm
We are very close to our next donation of sanitary pads to a school in Kaleya , Zambia 🇿🇲 called Chibolya. It’s a rural and remote school with very poor students coming from homes that earn less then £1/day so many of the girls need help with Menstrual Hygiene products