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.
Bhutanese volunteers for the Bhutan Girls’ Project met to complete packing kits donated from Days for Girls Australia. These kits were later delivered to READ Bhutan for distribution to school girls in some of the most remote villages in Bhutan.
We are delighted to report that our second batch of DfG Kits has arrived in Thimphu. These kits were kindly transported through the generosity of Julie Weston and the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation. With the support of Queen Kesang Choden, Bhutan’s Royal Queen Grandmother, the ACCF has been providing vaccination for every eligible teenage girl in Bhutan since 2010. This is the same life-saving cervical cancer vaccine as is received by Australian school girls. In this photo we have Julie Weston together with members of the intrepid ACCF travelling party. We also have Sonam Zangmo and Mepham Zangmo, founding members of the Bhutanese volunteer team. Again, we’d like to thank the North Strathfield Days for Girls team for the hours of volunteer work to make these kits to seed our project and READ Bhutan for distributing them to the most deserving school girls in Bhutan. Well done everyone!
Our first batch of DfG Kits have arrived in Bhutan. Here we have Sonam Zangmo and Carolyn Porter with a few of the first kits. Carolyn is a teacher from Adelaide currently on a fellowship to Bhutan and Carolyn kindly agreed to take a batch of kits with her. Sonam is working closely with READ Bhutan to distribute this first batch of kits in Bhutan. Carolyn and Sonam met for lunch in a restaurant in Thimphu and talked all things Days for Girls.
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.
We’re delighted to share that the North Strathfield DfG team has adopted our project and are currently making kits for schoolgirls in Bhutan. Thank you so much to Faye Helou and the generous and talented volunteers at DfG North Strathfield. Here are some pictures of the team at a kit making day.
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