We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Girls’ Hygiene Support Group in Japan, which has raised $1,200 to purchase sanitary supplies for our older girls at Galilee Primary School and Waddington High School. Lack of access to clean sanitary supplies and private restroom facilities is a serious barrier to education for girls in the developing world. In fact, Water Aid reports that 53% of girls in Nairobi miss a day or more of school every two months due to their menses. Our friends in Japan have generously donated funds to provide for the sanitary needs of our girls over the last few years. Fanuel (the school director) has confirmed that the availability of sanitary supplies over that time period has greatly decreased school absences among the older girls at GPS/WHS. Thanks to the Girls’ Hygiene Support Group for their continued attention to this important issue!
~Submitted by Brooke