Pads for Schoolgirls
HHI will be working with Future Victory School to put into service, evaluate, modify and re-evaluate the design and implementation of the pilot project. The goal of this process is the creation of a self-contained module, with a working Operation and Methodology Manual, including a complete Bill of Materials; which will allow the down-stream projects to be easily implemented in other schools and locations.
The goal of the Pilot Project will be:
- Create an immediate supply of reusable sanitary napkin kits for the young girls in the program.
- Create a Vocational Training Program focused on seamstress and sewing skills. Part of the training in this curriculum will be the manufacture of the reusable pad kits to be “paid forward” to other girls in the region.
- Connect with Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs, teaching women and girl’s reproductive health and safety. Be a focal point for the development and expansion of Health Awareness programs to bring concepts such as feminine hygiene, programmed parenthood, and general wellbeing.
- Grow/expand the Vocational Training Program into a sustainable part-time industry providing a viable income-generating activity for impoverished women to manufacture pad kits.
- Create and promote an activist campaign to create awareness in the global community and to petition the Ugandan government to allocate funding to prevent girls from missing school due to lack of sanitary pads. To cite an example, the government of Kenya has recently established a gender-responsive funding initiative with this goal by providing free pads to schoolgirls.
For a more detailed discussion of each of these steps, please read the Project synopsis, either in the pdf form or in the multimedia window below.
To download the entire Project prospectus in pdf form, click: Pads for Schoolgirls Project