Eradicating Menstrual Poverty
Menstrual Poverty is a real issue in Ghana, and our female soccer players are unfortunate victims. Most of these players have to miss soccer training and school during their menstrual cycle, because they can’t afford menstrual hygiene products. We buy menstrual cups for these girls to ensure no girl is left behind. Menstrual cups are a sustainable way of managing menstrual hygiene; they are reusable and lasts for 10 years. We organize symposiums to build the girls’ self-esteem; teach them about their bodies, educate them on the use and benefits of the menstrual cups, we include soap with the distribution of the menstrual cups, to help them manage their menstrual hygiene, and provide them with educational material that they can refer to in the future. Each girl is given silicone wrist bands with words of affirmation to remind them of who they are. No.Girl.Left.Behind. Period.