Every girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity.
What are Days For Girls packs?
Days for Girls helps girls gain access to quality washable feminine hygiene packs and health education, by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits, by partnering with non-profits, groups and organisations by raising awareness and by helping communities around the world start their own programs. They are provided as a community service for young women in developing countries.
Thanks to a global grass-root network of thousands of volunteers and supporters on 6 continents, the Days 4 Girls have reached women and girls in 100 countries on 6 continents.
How does Zonta help?
The Zonta club fundraises for the material costs and holds sewing bees where members gather to make the packs. It is a hands-on project for those who enjoy fellowship and the opportunity to sew.
Club members have contributed to the making of over 1000 packs for a container that went to DR Congo in 2016. In 2018 another 500 packs will again go to DR Congo in a container.
In developing countries young girls miss school once they start menstruating as they have no sanitary pads. This usually leads to them falling behind in classes and eventually dropping out. Culturally they are considered more useful at home and an education is not useful as they will soon marry and have children. If, however, they can stay at school because they have sanitary wear, and they can keep up with their school work, they have a greater chance of completing their education and being employed.
It gives dignity back to the girls and helps them complete their education.
A simple bag of items that costs less than $10 changes lives in such real ways.
It’s simple, basic and vital. For more information please see the Days for Girls Australia website.
How can you help?
- Come to a sewing bee. Pre-cut the fabric and polyurethane for the sewing days.
- Donate towards the purchasing of the supplies.