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Girls can miss up to 180 days per year of school simply because of their period.
Aaliyah is on a mission to change this!
This means a girl can miss a year and a half of secondary school if she does not have access to sanitary products.
Aaliyah is off to a great start in leading her 2021 seeded project of eradicating period poverty from Korogocho.
Aaliyah is seeding and leading a campaign to eradicate period poverty from Korogocho, a large slum in Nairobi where we have a school.
Through her role as a Board Member with NOW (New Opportunities for the World), Aaliyah is seeding and leading this project for 2021.
Aaliyah has created a job for one lady and is on the way to her first 1000 sanitary pad packs for girls in our community. The intention is to keep girls in school even when they have their period.
A share can be equally as beneficial to creating awareness as a donation and Aaliyah would be so grateful to get the word spread as far and wide as possible.
On the 24th April 2021, we were so excited to be ready to distribute our first packs of pads. Our community educator (Winnie) brought 60 girls together to learns about menstrual hygiene and how to use and clean products properly. We had only planned on 50 girls coming on this day however 10 young mothers desperate for products came and we were delighted to assist. Winnie told me the girls were so happy to know that I was supporting them to remain in school and create a great life for themselves.
The girls were so happy when they saw I was a teenager just like themselves. Taking the time to help them get through school giving
We have now distributed 400 sustainable sanitary packs courtesy of Aaliyah and her team of supporters.
Eternal gratitude to Winnie Ket for her commitment to this project as teacher/mentor/educator/distributor. Yesterday she even arranged for the dance troop to perform for the girls in a true celebration of being a girl!
Together we are redefining, embracing and celebrating what it means to be a girl today!
A wonderful celebration of the feminine with my first fundraiser to Eradicate Period Poverty from our community in Korogocho.
As I spoke about how girls experiencing period poverty in Kenya could've easily have been me and how by virtue of my life in Australia I'm now in a position to help girls in Kenya.
Many people put so much love into making this event a success for me and I am super grateful to all who came.
The first Little Lunch was a great success. Emily prepared a delicious brunch including her homemade jams. After I presented, some ladies said they wished they had come along with their daughters and mothers.... there is always next time.
More like a Little After Work wine and cheese, we are loving the way everyone has their own the on the Little Lunch concept. Money raised from the first Little Lunch event has already gone towards opening the project in our second school. We have purchased another sewing machine and everything required to start making 100 sustainable sanitary packs that will assist girls in the Masai Community.
Such an awesome Little Lunch held today to raise awareness for my project to eradicate period poverty in Kenya.
With an African theme guests ate Amazing South African food, experienced Amalias first ever runway (grassway) show and
A huge thankyou to Candace Page for arranging this event.
Aaliyah spoke at a Little Lunch in recognition of World Menstrual Health Day this week.
So grateful to everyone who supported and encouraged her on her mission to eradicate period poverty and to Diana Gilbert for hosting!
Such a lovely way to celebrate Cherrie Rowett's birthday with a Little Lunch. Wonderful company, food and Aaliyah was captivating as she spoke... and look at this beautiful note she received!
Host Your Own
If you would like to support Aaliyah in the work she is doing to transform communities by
providing girls in Kenya with sustainable sanitary products invite
your friends & family over to have a little lunch!
They are eco friendly washable cloth sanitary towels.
Provide hundreds if not thousands of girls in our community with hygienic menstrual products.
Firstly that Aaliyah has found a way to give back to our community and secondly that girls will be granted respect, dignity and will not miss a day of school due to period poverty.
Because when you educate a girl you change the whole community.
If you would like to support Aaliyah on her mission please purchase a colouring book Aaliyah has written and designed by herself.
All profits from the books go to eradicating period poverty in Kenya.
We appreciate every dollar and post shared amongst others. Start the conversation around period poverty for those who don't have a voice.
Njeri is the first lady employed to sew sustainable sanitary pads.
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