Thank you to Days for Girls Australia!

We are delighted to share the news that a delivery of kit components donated by the North Strathfield Days for Girls team has arrived at RENEW in Thimphu, Bhutan. Within the delivery are shields, liners, transport bags and drawstring bags for 100 of the total of 1,000 kits to be distributed under this pilot. RENEW will pack these kit components together with items sourced in the local market – underwear, soap and washers. The delivery also included some resources for distribution and education for the use of the Bhutanese Ministry of Education.

This delivery was made possible through the North Strathfield Days for Girls team who have generously supported this project from our start in 2015. Team leader Cathie Searle cleverly accessed her network to ensure this delivery. As postage between Australia and Bhutan has been suspended during the COVID pandemic, Cathie arranged for the transport of these kit components via India through the generous support of a Rotary colleague residing in Kolkata. We lost track of the boxes more than once during their months of transit but we are delighted with their arrival at RENEW. Stay tuned for more updates!

DfG Kit distribution to nunnery.

READ Bhutan has distributed 25 DfG kits to the nuns at the Sherub Choling Anim Dratshang in Chuzgang, Bhutan. Rinchen Choden also conducted the DfG Menstrual Health and Hygiene Education talk with the nuns. Rinchen has let us know that for some of these nuns it was the first time they’d been educated on female health and hygiene. Thank you Rinchen and READ Bhutan for this important work. Thank you also to the Days for Girls teams in Australia and New Zealand who made these kits for Bhutan.

DfG Kit making day, June 2016.

We had a fantastic turn out today for our DfG Kit making at Burwood Girls’ High School. Four Sydney girls’ schools supported the project: Burwood Girls’ High, East Hills Girls’ Technology High, Ravenswood School for Girls and Strathfield Girls’ High. Our goal for today and tomorrow is to make 220 kits for this project. At the end of today we passed the half way mark! We hope to reach our goal tomorrow.

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