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In many developing nations not
having sanitary supplies can mean
days without school, days without
income and days without leaving
the house. Girls miss up to two
months of school every year.
To address this issue and give
girls across the globe education,
safety and dignity, Days for Girls
International was founded in 2008.
Days for Girls provides washable
feminine hygiene kits to girls and
women who would otherwise go
without, enabling them to not miss
valuable days from their education
It has been proven that:
Girls who have sanitary hygiene
are confident in school so more
likely to graduate;
For every year of education a girl
receives her future income increases;
When a girl has seven or more
years of education, she marries
four years later and has 2.2
Days for Girls has been strongly
supported by Rotary International.
In Australia, over 2000 kits have
passed through assembly lines
to many countries. They are sent
with people travelling on business,
pleasure, missions, or project charity
work who have the opportunity to
deliver to local boarding schools/
orphanages and anywhere there is
a need. Impoverished communities
are also assisted in starting their
own programs to supply kits
Recently, members of Rotary
clubs added kits to their luggage
and delivered them to Timor-leste,
PNG and Kenya for distribution to
Kits are lovingly made, donated
and assembled by volunteer sewing
groups around Australia.
To learn more about Days for Girls
and how you can become involved
visit www.daysforgirls.org or www.
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Women in the Congo are now making
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Make a girl’s day
During the recent Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisation’s (VUFO) Delegation in Sydney, NSW, PDG Danny Low,
of the Rotary Club of Mosman, NSW, invited the VUFO group to gain an understanding of the activities of Rotary
clubs in District 9685, and to focus on the “Media and Public Relations sector ” based in Sydney. PDG Danny has been
working towards introducing Rotary clubs to Vietnam for a number of years.
During the visit, PDG David Rands presented Ms Le Phuong Dzung with a Paul Harris Award from the Rotary Club
of Mosman for her services to support/organise Rotary projects in Vietnam and as a friend of Rotary.
Following the presentations on organisational structures and activities of Rotary International and The Rotary
Foundation, the group paid a visit to Rotary International’s Parramatta Office.
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