Days for girls Malava
There are 1.8 billion girls and women of reproductive age in the world right now. Of those women, at least 500 million do not have access to adequate personal hygiene products or facilities formanaging their periods.
The Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre (TMSC) through Lurale Vocational Centre is excited to be supporting women and girls within our community with a new sanitary hygiene program. In partnership with Days for Girls, we will be sewing and distributing washable pads for girls and women both in the Day Secondary Schools and in the wider community.
Many local girls are missing days of school, falling behind and even dropping out because they can’t afford to buy pads. They are sometimes caught in early pregnancies because they needed the sanitary towels.
TMSC wants to help as many girls as possible through this program. We have set up an enterprise program, employing graduates from Lurale trade school to sew kits to be distributed in the community. Through the support of others, we hope to be able to distribute these for free and see girls stay in school to fulfil their potential. $12 will support a needy girl throughout her entire lifecycle. Together, we shall create a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all.
Tumaini is an organization focusing on the disadvantaged in the community and heartbeat is to change our community for a better future. Tumaini Miles of Smiles activities revolve around caring for the orphaned and vulnerable children, provision of quality education and skills, community empowerment, free medical programs and nurturing talents among the youths.
Tumaini is a Swahili word for ‘HOPE’, Sponsor a child today and help break poverty cycle and bring hope to children, widows and families leaving a mark that will never be forgotten
This campaign targets spiritual needs in addition to physical needs. Over 300 Bibles have been given to Tumaini students, staff and guadians and the community around.