GIRL HEALTH & SUPPORT PROJECT

UGANDA

Menstrual health aid for school girls

Many girls in Uganda suffer due to poverty, and this makes their lives even harder when it comes to the time of their menstrual period. They cannot afford sanitary pads and other items, and so avoid attending school, or even end up dropping out completely. 

With IRFF's backing, the project now holds educational seminars to fight menstrual health misinformation and provides sanitary products to girls who cannot afford them.

What is the Girl Health & Support Project?

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The Girl Health & Support Project educates and supports poor teenage girls who had difficulty in coping with their menstrual periods in Uganda. It was started in 2014 by Florence Talemwa, a Ugandan mother and secretary of a primary school. She noticed the difficulties that the school girls were experiencing during their education and wanted to help. 

Why is it important?

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By providing teenage girls with this service, many girls’ lives are transformed. They can continue attending school. It also prevents the practice of desperate girls tempted to go to “sugar daddies” in order to receive gifts in exchange for sex which has consequences, as well as the use of unhealthy pads, such as dirty rags, which often result in their catching dangerous infections.

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How can you help?

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The goal of the Girl Health and Support Project is to reach out to and support 2,500 vulnerable girls each year at a cost to IRFF UK of £3,200.

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The goal of the Girl Health and Support Project is to reach out to and support 2,500 vulnerable girls each year at a cost to IRFF UK of £3,200.

IRFF UK thanks all our loyal donors who are constantly contributing to our projects' success.