Days For Girls

What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school? Days of isolation?

In developing countries, girls use rags, leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper,  anything they can find...but still miss up to 2 months of education and opportunity every year. We can solve this problem!

We have partnered with Days for Girls to help girls gain access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene, vital health knowledge, and income-generation opportunities.Women menstruate 60 days, or 2 months a year. Days for Girls kits last 2-4 years, which can earn back up to 240 days of opportunity. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world.

You can make a difference

Help make Days for Girls kits and kit components.

The kits components that need sewing consist of a bag, the shields and liners. Some require a little more sewing skill than others, but we can provide the resources and patterns. We follow the designs and instructions Days for Girls have developed. We need to ensure any fabric used is culturally acceptable and is 100% cotton, so please contact us if you would like to help. The girls and women who receive these kits will be relying on them for a number of years so quality and consistency is important.

Nadia Lim and Theresa Gattung showing how easy it is to make a kit.

You can join a Days For Girls sewing team. There are several around New Zealand and many more throughout the World. We also need donations of fabric. If you have fabric, please let us know!

A large part of the distribution of the kits is the sharing of knowledge. We use the education material that Days for Girls have developed. Our nurses also expand on this and cover adolescent health in the Secondary Schools and Teachers Training Colleges we support.

Contact mailto@cctnz.org.nz to find out more.