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Days for Girls

What is Days for Girls?

Sipa has partnered with Days for Girls International www.daysforgirls.org, a grass roots not for profit organisation helping women and girls discover their true potential and self value as equal participants to contribute to their community’s betterment while ensuring quality sustainable feminine hygiene. 

Sipa is passionate in its belief that the poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school and that every girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity. Days for Girls helps girls gain access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness, by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits, by raising awareness, and by helping the communities in which we operate to build their own manufacturing and distribution systems. The DFG kits sanitary kits are reusable and come with a washing bag and three washable pads.

The Sipa Days for Girls project commenced in December 2014 and was rolled out to its first schools in March 2015. The aim of the program is to increase the number of girls who continue to participate in school-based education after year seven. So far the program has distributed kits to more than 2000 pupils in 20 schools within the Lamwo District. 

The program has a number of components

  1. Kits are bought from Kampala and local tailors are employed to sew the finished products.
  2. The kits are distributed by Sipa as part of an integrated female hygiene education program targeted at primary aged girls from P5 to P7.
  3. The seminar includes education by a qualified local nursing sister.
  4. Follow-up of the program with young boys at the school and also monitoring the success of the program.

Tailors employed to make the kits Tailors employed to make the kits

Education by qualified Nursing Sister Education by qualified Nursing Sister

Girls receiving their Days for Girls kits Girls receiving their Days for Girls kits