War-affected adolescent girls living in refugee camps often do not have access to basic hygiene items—especially menstrual products. Not having these necessities actually can prevent a girl from attending school, which puts her at risk for ending up on the streets and falling prey to human traffickers. It’s a vicious cycle we hope to break with our innovative Pad Project.
The ChildVoice Pad Project teaches girls in refugee settlements how to sew and use reusable menstrual pad kits, and educates them about women's health.
This project also utilizes volunteers who work together in groups to cut out and sew the kits, which then will be sent over to the more than 850 girls ChildVoice currently serves in refugee settlements in northern Uganda.
Two ways you can get involved:
1. If you can cut fabric or sew a simple pattern, you have the skills we need! Bring your friends and your sewing machines and have a volunteer day right at your own location.
2: Donate today and help fund this important project!