SPK and Zoz Amba are working on a new project together, working to keep girls in school.
January 21, 2017
SPK and Zoz Amba are working on a new project together, working to keep girls in school. When rural girls reach puberty and start their menstrual cycles, they have no way to keep themselves protected, (i.e. no underwear or protective pads) so they stay home from school one week every month. After a short while they fall behind, and then drop out. With some local help, Zoz Amba developed a design for underwear and reusable pads. The material is sourced locally. And remember that vocational school? They trained the students there to sew the underwear and pads. They are bringing girls in from villages around the area to teach them how to make the items so they can go back and teach others. We’re already seeing results. Adu has put together some short videos describing the programs. They’re worth looking at: