WOMEN'S HEALTH & WELLBEING PROGRAM
It has become very apparent during our involvement with building in rural communities, that there is a huge need to help girls and women with health and hygiene issues.
We have spoken with some very experienced and passionate people who have explained some of the things that can be done to make life so much more healthy and easier.
We have teamed up with Jan McNeil from Rotary in Canada who will help us to fund this program. They have identified health and well being projects as one of the areas they want to focus help on. This has become the perfect partnership with IYH because girls do not come to school when they have their period and are therefore missing a good education, simply because they do not have resources to help them such as sanitary towels and separate female toilets.
Our strategy is to help not only the children in our schools but the communities they live in. This is the reason we are extending the benefits of the program to all mothers, teachers, sister and females in each community we are working with.
Our strategy will involve partnering with local organisations to deliver mobile workshops on menstrual health and hygiene, and the distribution of reusable sanitary kits. Our goal is for a sustainable impact and we're exploring ways to help our IYH communities become self-sufficient in the production of these kits.
The IYH Project Coordinator is Sue Adlam-Hill who has been a supporter of our work in Nepal since visiting our IYH communities in February 2018. More news to follow!
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