You’re invited to be part of an initiative which will give hope to 1,250 girls in GB’s 125th birthday year.
Working with UK Charity Fields of Life, Girls’ Brigade Europe has created a fundraising appeal to buy 1,250 I AM GIRL menstrual health packs which will transform the lives of 1,250 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Unfortunately periods are a taboo subject in these countries and only 1 in 5 girls make it to secondary school. For many, as they don’t have access to sanitary pads or safe toilets, just having their period is of the reasons why girls drop out. Completing their full education can transform the opportunities and lives of girls in East Africa.
Fields of Life and Girls' Brigade Europe believe:
girls are entitled to dignity and a future.
girls have the power to change the world.
girls and young women have the potential to be the change agents within their families, communities and nations.
girls are created equal in the eyes of God and should be valued and cherished.
By supporting the I AM GIRL fundraising initiative, you will be helping to...
Cherish A Girl. Change Her World.
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What is a I AM GIRL kit?
I AM GIRL kit is a menstrual health hygiene pack. It only costs £7 but can transform the lives of girls and young women in Sub-Saharan Africa (see the transformation story below). It contains:
Four reusable sanitary pads
Instructions on how to use it
Find out more about the transformation impact of an I AM GIRL kit on a girls' life by watching the film below:
How can my Girls' Brigade group get involved?
You and your company can play an important part in helping the Girls' Brigade family to transform the lives of 1,250 and many, many more. Throughout 2018, you can help us achieve and shatter our fundraising target of £8750. We would encourage you to get all your young people involved in raising money in a number of ways:
Donation of pocket money and birthday gifts
Donation of church service collection
We know that our GB members are imaginative and creative when it comes to fundraising, but you can read some great ideas here.
What do I do when I've raised the money?
You can donate directly to our special online giving page here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/girls-brigade-europe
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to donate via cheque.
We'd love to also see your photos and hear your fantastic fundraising stories so we can share them on the GB Europe Facebook page.
And watch out for more details about our FIZZZ 2019 mission trip to Uganda...
in 2019, GB Europe will be organising a mission trip to Uganda with Fields of Life with emphasis on focussing on projects that promote female empowerment. One of the activities on the trip will be distributing I AM GIRL kits and running menstrual hygiene classes. More details coming soon in February 2018.
Viola's story: Not Afraid, But Ready
Viola is 12 years old, she is primary six at God Cares Primary School and is waiting for her first period. Six months ago, she was worried and anxious, like many girls her age in Mityana, Central Uganda. Would she remain in school or dropout like many of her friends?
Viola was indeed afraid that she would drop out of school when her periods started. Now, however, she is not worried, in fact she is eagerly waiting and also prepared; she has already tailored two reusable sanitary pads in anticipation of her first period.
She said, 'I have no reason to panic, through the I AM GIRL programme I now know that menstruation is normal and I can deal with it.'