Vicki and Nigel caught up with Janelle Howell who is a local representative of Days For Girls, which is an international charity providing free menstrual education and kits to girls who have none.
Days for Girls began in 2008 when Founder and CEO Celeste Mergens was working with a family foundation in Kenya when she began assisting an orphanage in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. One night as Celeste went to bed she woke up with a nagging question: “What are girls doing for feminine hygiene?” The answer was far from adequate, they are not allowed to go to school while menstruating and in some cases have to sit on cardboard away from everyone! From this need Celeste started the Days For Girls program, which has reached more than one million women and girls in 116+ countries with menstrual kits and education.
In Tasmania the program has been running now for four years. There is a group that meet in Launceston and another in Deloraine. Janelle’s mobile number is 0437 192 219 and she is happy for people to contact her for the pattern to make the pull cord bags and the menstruation kits, or for people to go to the groups to see how it all comes together. They would love donations of Quilters cotton fabric, as this is of a good standard and they like bright material! Cash donations would also be most welcome!
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