Dr. Isis Meijas headed up this project and has traveled to Uganda on four occasions while taking time off from her full time job in Houston.  Since sanitary pads are not common in Uganda, girls regularly miss school which leads to early drop out from school.   This grant focused on girls in Kalisizo, Uganda who learned how to sew reusable sanitary pads and the importance of women’s health. ‘Water is Life- Sanitation is Health’ developed a training program with ‘Days for Girls’ to give girls the tools to sew and sell pads. But, most importantly to be Ambassadors and understand their rights as humans, their rights to have access to basic sanitation at schools and at home, their value as women, and their
reproductive system.
Thanks to the lovelies Rtn. Manon Mitchell and Rtn. Ann Dale for leading this training ! and all of the Rotarians from around the world who participated and believed in this effort.