Chad Up-date

About a year ago we were Wrapping up the Chad, Nicaragua, and Bolivia Projects. It’s incredible to think of all that has happened in that year! Most importantly, our relationship with Global Links continues as we get more kits ready for Bolivia. What was once a good option when we needed to pivot our original plans has become a place where our kits were well received. We are looking forward to providing more kits to Bolivia this summer.

If you would like to contribute to the current Bolivia project:

Most needed items: Women’s sizes small and medium underwear.   You can find them on our amazon wish list Wish list items can be shipped directly to Third Church. Please fill out the gift receipt so we know who to thank.

Make monetary donation to The Pittsburgh Chapter or to Days for Girls International

Here is a recent release from Days for Girls about the kits that went to Chad:

“In partnership with Watoto Read and Jesuit Refugee Service – JRS, Days for Girls reached 21,001 refugees in Chad, addressing their immediate menstrual product needs with DfG kits and laying the groundwork for long-term supportive menstrual health (MH) environments with MH education.

Throughout 2020-21, USA Chapters and Teams made thousands of DfG kits and shipped them to Chad. Then, Lebanon Country Coordinator Khayrieh Al Assaad and two other DfG educators who are part of the Enterprise and DfG efforts in Lebanon conducted virtual Ambassador for Women’s Health and distribution Training of Trainers in Arabic. The participants for this training were all local JRS staff.

This win has not only helped tens of thousands of refugees in Chad regain menstrual autonomy, but has also empowered local leaders to become certified educators.”

Pictures shared on the Days for Girls International Facebook page:

For more information about his project (and others) Like our Facebook page or Follow us on Instagram @dfg_pgh

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