Thursday, November 16, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Walkerston Rotary’s affiliated group Days for Girls Mackay Team celebrated its 6th Anniversary last Saturday, 4 November, with a lovely Morning Tea attended by most of the Days for Girls volunteers.
Days for Girls Mackay consists of a team of dedicated volunteers who produce washable reusable sanitary packs for women in developing countries, where many have no means of managing their menstrual periods.
These kits allow young girls to attend school and women to go about their daily lives. The kits empower, and are a great stigma eraser, for women who would otherwise be isolated while menstruating.
Days for Girls' aim is to afford all women the dignity, health and opportunity they deserve.
Days for Girls Mackay has been able to supply sanitary kits to countries such as The Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Cambodia, Nepal, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
It is estimated that the team, by way of the kits the volunteers have produced and supplied, have allowed girls in developing countries 838,927 extra school days over its six years of operation.
Contributed by Bente McDonald.
Day for Girls 6th Anniversary celebration at Mystic Alchemy Coffee Shop
Cathy Davis cutting the cake at Day for Girls event