THE Soroptimist International Joondalup group recently held a sewing day to support the non-profit organisation Days for Girls.
Organiser Susan Cromb said Days for Girls worked with community organisations to create and deliver washable sanitary pad kits and education to young women internationally.
“Many girls in Third World countries have to miss school during their menstrual cycle because they have no access to hygiene products or can’t afford them,” she said.
“Keeping girls in school enables them to improve their employment opportunities and achieve better outcomes for themselves and their families.
“Soroptimist International Joondalup committed to make 100 kits over three sewing days which was achieved.
“The kits will be given to girls in Tanzania in November by a group of visiting nursing students from Curtin University. They will provide instructions and general teaching around feminine hygiene.”
Days for Girls will hold another ‘Big Sewing Day’ from 9am to 5pm on October 29 at Christ Church Hall in Claremont. Email Penny Hooper via email@example.com or call 0400 013 332 for details. Visit www.daysforgirls.org.