Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to contribute to better education and learning outcomes for adolescent girls by providing them with information and materials that can help them stay and learn properly in school even during their menstrual period.
It's all part of making a better world.
The education of a girl child is very crucial to opportunities for economic autonomy and development in future.
By providing water and menstrual hygiene materials for girls, they miss school less and participate in learning without inhibitions brought about by self esteem issues.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by post menarcheal adolescent girls who are indigent and schools who lack water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Beneficiaries have reuse-able sanitary pads
Beneficiaries attend school regularly throughput the month
Schools are more conducive for the learning of adolescent girls
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
The number of girls reached with reuse-able sanitary towels will be monitored against school attendance and academic performance.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?