Support Gender Equality


60% of girls in Uganda miss school during their periods because of a lack of hygienic facilities and the cost of sanitary products, and girls who have to frequently miss school due to their periods are at an increased risk of dropping out. At Shanti, we believe that all girls should have equal access to and opportunities in school, which is why girls in our Teen Girls Health Education Workshop learn to sew reusable and environmentally friendly pads. This gift provides needles, thread, fabric and other materials for 30 girls to sew reusable menstrual pads.