All Aboard The Paddy Wagon!
Posted by mscate on October 28, 2008
Come make reusable pads for young women in Africa!
In many areas of Africa young women are unable to go to school on a monthly basis due to their period. Some pharmaceutical companies donate pads and tampons but tampons aren’t always an option for cultural reasons (such as FGM) and disposal of conventional pads can be a problem as they are typically burnt which releases lots of nasty toxins into the air.
Providing reusable pads not only provides a more environmentally friendly alternative for these young women (in areas of adequate water supply for washing), it reduces their dependence on outside aid organizations to continue providing for their monthly needs.
There are 2 dates available so let me know what suits:
Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, City
RSVPs essential! It’s okay if you can’t sew, maybe you have a talent for cutting, ironing, making cups of tea…
PS – I apologise for the delay in organising these events, I was busy getting married.