We were delighted to have the opportunity to give a presentation about Project Dignity to students at the West Island School, in Hong Kong, on Friday 7th October. We received a very warm welcome from the Girl Up team who had made a poster for the event and helped us get set up. The students (both boys and girls) listened with genuine interest and maturity and then had a closer look at samples of our washable sanitary pads, as they were passed around the tables. Three brave young ladies even volunteered to try them out and we’re looking forward to receiving their feedback. Watch this space!
We wanted to find out more about Girl Up so we asked them to email us with further information about who they are and what they do. This was their response –
“Girls are powerful. When they’re educated, healthy, and safe, they transform their communities. When girls stand up for girls in need, they empower each other and transform our world. As the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, Girl Up engages girls to take action. Led by a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates raising awareness and funds, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl. Girl Up has 6 focus countries: Liberia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Malawi and Uganda.
Girl Up is something we started over a year ago at West Island. With a team of around 25 girls we raise awareness around the school and fundraise for various different causes. Last year we raised around $6,600, half going to a campaign run by Girl Up called School Cycles which aimed to help girls in Guatemala get bicycles so that they could bike to school everyday and the other half to the Malala Fund for girls education.
You can find out more about Girl Up here: https://girlup.org/ “
WHAT A GREAT INITIATIVE!!!