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Days for Girls Activity

Days for Girls Activity

Towards the end of Term 3, the VET Applied Fashion and Year 10 Fabric to Fashion girls participated in a ”Days for Girls” workshop, which was led by Mrs Ula Sheather from Rotary Club of Bairnsdale. Inge Dauncey and Connie Cunningham also came in as volunteers to help us. The group made shields, liners and bags to put into the kits that the women and girls receive as part of the Days for Girls program. The students hope to have time to make more of these when they have finished their other projects.

In making these items, Nagle College students have provided a sustainable resource to make girls and women comfortable. Sustainability is an important aspect being taught as part of the VET and Fashion curriculum. Approximately 800 kits are needed to provide support for girls in Nepal and Nagle College is proud to have contributed in a small way to these numbers.

The ladies who helped on the day were impressed with the way the girls worked and they really enjoyed themselves. Mrs Sheather in an email to Mrs Hilary Arnold (Teacher), Mrs Sheather said, “They (the girls) all put in and were willing learners. I hope some of them will keep doing little bits and pieces for those women and girls who do not have what we so easily can access. Please pass on my gratitude and thanks to those delightful young ladies.”

What is ‘Days for Girls’?

Every girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity. We help girls gain access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness, by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits, by partnering with non-profits, groups and organizations, by raising awareness, and by helping communities around the world start their own programs. Thanks to a global grassroots network of thousands of volunteers and supporters on six continents, we have reached women and girls in 85+ countries. It's working. You can help us reach the rest.

What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school, DAYS without income, DAYS without leaving the house? Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find to use as sanitary napkins ... but still miss up to two months of school every year. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world. The poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school.

For more information on the Days for Girls program visit http://www.daysforgirls.org/