Let’s help young women enjoy womanhood

ikirimat
Posted July 14, 2019 from Uganda
Teaching about menstrual hygiene in Amen Primary school in Soroti district
Teaching about menstrual hygiene in Amen Primary school in Soroti district

Womanhood is a stage in life that for every girl comes with excitement, anxiety, expectations, fear and also challenges. These challenges come with extra costs. It’s a natural process that makes a woman feel complete and look forward to greater things in their future. And yet the challenges this phase in life comes with can cost a woman her whole dream. Menstruation in Uganda though a natural and sacred phenomena is my society. As Intergeneration Centre for Sustainable Development (ICSD) in Uganda we are committed to help more girls go through school uninterrupted by the challenges that come with menstruation. In a society impoverished to the level of girls left to take care of their ‘special’ days of the month leaves her no option by stay away from school to avoid embarrassment. We are calling on all woman loving people to support a girl/s stay in school by providing sanitary pads, soap, 3 pants, washing basin and cloth. We estimate that 25$ can support a girl go through this process of menstruation comfortably for 6months. Our target is at lest 100 girls.Your support will enable us achieve our dream.

Reach us through ikirimat@gmail.com  or worldpulse messages

This story was submitted in response to Equal Education.

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Jill Langhus
Jul 14
Jul 14

Hi Ikirimat,

Welcome back:-) Thanks for sharing your important work and fundraiser. You may want to post your "need" on the WP "Resources" page: https://www.worldpulse.com/my-pulse/resources. Please keep us posted, and good luck:-)

XX

Beth Lacey
Jul 15
Jul 15

Good luck reaching your goal

Hello, Ikirimat,

Yes, every girl should enjoy womanhood. Thank you for sharing your advocacy.

I found an awesome funding opportunity that you want to apply for. This grant is for Uganda with EUR 250,000- EUR 350,000. Here’s the link from our Resources Page: https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/anaisabelbbp/resources/91367

Please check that page from time to time. There are a lot of opportunities there for women in Africa.

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Jul 16
Jul 16

God bless your efforts and good work. Please kindly follow me back.

Lisbeth
Jul 16
Jul 16

Thanks very much for weting our appetite haha. Best wishes.

Madhuri Deshkar
Jul 17
Jul 17

आप की सोच बोहोत बडीया। i मै प्रभावी हुई।

cbittok
Sep 11
Sep 11

This is good. Keep doing it. I agree, our girls shouldn't miss to enjoy their womanhood because of pads.

kabahenda
Sep 11
Sep 11

Sister Ikirimat, I hear you and I thank your for the wonderful work that you are doing. Have you tried to contact ACFODE Uganda?

It seems that they have a reusable sanitary towel program or project. I am not sure but you might want to check with them. All the best.

Anita Shrestha
Sep 24
Sep 24

Dear IKRIRMAT
Nice sharing. Keep it continue

Jacqueline Namutaawe

Hello Grace this is an amazing initiative as we strive to make the girl child comfortable and free as she goes through the womanhood blues.