Days for Girls, Highland Village Chapter President Pam Moore and Board Member Heather Olsen, appreciated the opportunity to travel with GEMS Foundation to distribute postpartum and feminine hygiene kits to girls and women in South Sudan. During the recent trip, they were able to meet with local officials to assess the needs of local communities while also delivering 606 kits to various organizations.
While visiting the GEMS PTS program in Wanyjok, they found women carrying kits that had been distributed during a previous trip. When asked about the use of the kits, they began clapping and cheering. We are encouraged that these kits are providing dignity and proving to be a sustainable solution for women during menstruation. We look forward to sending more kits to meet the needs of the South Sudanese school girls as well as training local women in the making and use of these kits.
6 kits: Juba Teaching Hospital
200 kit: Molang Awan Foundation
100 kits:Garang Molang
100 kits: Aweil Academy
100 kits: Aweil Women’s Center
15 kits: female prisoners
45 kits: Heart women (PTS patients)
15 kits: Juba Minister of Health
25 postpartum kits: Juba Teaching Hospital
Written by Traveler: Heather Olsen