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Empowering girls in Busoga: NGO launches fundraising campaign for 20,000 sanitary pads

Empowering girls in Busoga NGO launches fundraising campaign for 20,000 sanitary pads

In a bid to support the menstrual health and well-being of young girls in the Busoga region,  Reach A Hand Uganda a dedicated non-governmental organization (NGO) has embarked on a fundraising initiative aimed at securing 20,000 sanitary pads.

This noble campaign seeks to address an essential need and empower these girls to thrive without the limitations imposed by period poverty.

While unveiling the  drive Humphrey Nabimanya the founder of the Organisation said, “It is imperative for us to come together and recognise the realities of menstrual health hygiene among young girls and women in Uganda. This drive is aimed at contributing to the

creation of a more robust supportive environment for young women regarding menstrual health and hygiene.”

He made the remarks during the official premiere for ‘Sabotage’  a drama produced by Reach a Hand Uganda, directed by Mathew Nabwiso and starring Stella Natumbwe, Sharifa Ali and Jjemba Dean Austin at Century Cinemax Acacia Mall

Period poverty remains a pressing issue in various parts of the world, and the Busoga region in Uganda is no exception. Recognizing the significance of menstrual hygiene for girls’ education and overall health, the NGO has taken the initiative to make a positive impact in the lives of these young individuals.

To address this urgent need, the NGO has launched a fundraising drive with the goal of acquiring 20,000 sanitary pads. These pads will be distributed among girls in Busoga, ensuring that they have access to a vital resource that should be a basic right for all.

By providing these girls with sanitary pads, the NGO aims to alleviate the financial burden that often prevents them from attending school during their menstrual cycles.

It is well-documented that many young girls in Busoga miss school due to the lack of proper menstrual hygiene products, which subsequently hampers their academic progress and overall well-being.

Furthermore, the campaign seeks to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene management and break the societal stigma surrounding menstruation.

Education and open conversations are crucial in dispelling myths and misconceptions surrounding periods, ultimately fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment for girls.

The NGO firmly believes that by investing in the menstrual health of these young girls, it is investing in their future. With access to sanitary pads, girls will be able to continue their education uninterrupted, empowering them to achieve their goals and contribute positively to their communities.

The NGO’s fundraising campaign for 20,000 sanitary pads for girls in Busoga represents a significant step towards addressing period poverty and promoting menstrual health.

By rallying together and supporting this cause, we can make a tangible difference in the lives of these young girls, enabling them to overcome barriers and fulfill their potential.

Let us join hands and contribute to this vital campaign, ensuring that no girl in Busoga is left behind due to the lack of something as fundamental as a sanitary pad. Together, we can create a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

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