Did you know? In some countries today, a girl may be forced to miss more than 5 days of school every month, due to cultural stigma around menstruation.
Days for Girls is an organization that empowers women and girls in developing countries, through providing sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change, and DfG’s efforts to help girls stay in school has had an enormous impact on education and economic growth in communities where DfG kits and programs have been rolled out.
At a recent club meeting in February, Rotaract Brisbane CBD hosted a guest speaker from DfG, Lynne Sutherland, to hear more about the kits and what Rotaract can do to provide sustained support for this important organization. We brainstormed many ideas for fundraising drives and collections.
Rotaract Brisbane CBD has fundraised for DfG in the past, when our members endured the heat and humidity of the great Queensland outdoors for our Bake Sale at Milton Markets last November. Our homemade brownies proved to be the top-seller, among the delicious array of Monte Carlo’s, cookies, and cakes. We spoke to many interested shoppers as well as our neighbouring stallholders about DfG and Rotaract in general.
We are looking forward to working with Days for Girls with our upcoming drives for kit supplies and funds. For more information, please visit https://www.daysforgirls.org/.