"Heshima Ya Binti" (Dignity of a Girl)

Angela Daniel Ifunya
Posted August 5, 2021 from Tanzania

As a project manager of Protect Children’s Rights Trust (PCRT), in 2018 I developed the “Heshima Ya Binti” (Dignity of a Girl) project in order to educating and providing free reusable sanitary pads to   rural secondary school girls in Misenyi and Bukoba rural districts, Kagera region in the United Republic of Tanzania. Which mainly targets rural school girls age 15-20 years from classes 9 to 12 (Form one to Form four) in two secondary schools. This project was made possible by the financial support from PCRT’s friends from South Wales and Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Spain and Tanzania. In 2018 phase 1 supported 203 girls, 2019 phase 2 supported 220 girls. During the time of implementation of Phase 1 and Phase 2, PCRT experienced a lot of learnings in these interventions except that due to financial constrains couldn’t extent the help more girls to wider areas. In 2020 no activities were conducted due to COVID-19. Thus, Phase 3 is proposed to expand to 1000 girls in ten rural secondary schools. The "Heshima Ya Binti" (Dignity of a Girl) project has the aim of: enabling girls to manage their periods comfortably with dignity they deserve, improving their personal hygiene, menstruation management, reduce school dropouts, and to support girls to remain and study at the same rate as boys in rural areas.

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rebecca.tang
Aug 05
Aug 05

Thank you for sharing. The work that you have done is very meaningful and inspiring. It can help a lot of girls and bring their awareness on their health and hygiene.
Please keep the great work on. May Almighty God bless you all!

Angela Daniel Ifunya

Thank you a lot dear Rebecca, for your support and kind words! Very sure, I am trying my best the "Heshima Ya Binti" (Dignity of a Girl) work to keep on.
Take care.

megsmueller
Aug 06
Aug 06

Hello sister Angela and thank you so much for your inspiring story. Every girl deserves to manage her menstruation in a dignifying manner. Thank you for providing ways to improve on personal hygiene. You are so inspiring - you are teaching too, because I am learning. Bravo to PCRT and their friends for their dedicated support. I peeped into the PCRT website and the results are so uplifting. Keep up the good work! Much love to you.

Angela Daniel Ifunya

Hello sister Megsmueller, I agree with everything you said that every girl (including the rural girls) deserves to manage her menstruation in dignifying manner. Thank you so much. So nice to hear from you!

valem
Aug 07
Aug 07

Hello sister Angela
Congratulations on a wonderful job of sponsoring a young girls, Your work is one of the ways to make a girl achieve her dreams. God bless you

Beth Lacey
Aug 16
Aug 16

Angela, you are doing such important work. I wish you much success in reaching beyond your goal of 1000 women and girls