Crowned Gems Project

Starting December of 2017, the Crowned Gems Project launches their initiative to end the incessant cycle of fear and vulnerability as it pertains to our bodies by directly reaching the young women in Ghana to address their concerns and need for Menstrual Hygiene.

In Ghana, menstrual hygiene remains a topic that is seen as taboo. There is a misconception surrounding a woman’s menses as repulsive and unclean. It is time to eliminate that myth and start a much-needed discussion on menstrual hygiene.

The Crowned Gems Project seeks to impact young girls in Ghana about their imperative need for physical, emotional, and social development. We want to educate our Gems about menstrual hygiene while equipping our Gems with the tools they will need to make them feel empowered and unashamed about their growing bodies.

The Crowned Gems Project will organize educational workshops to promote age appropriate conversations to young teens about menstrual hygiene, body image, self-esteem issues, reproductive health, teen pregnancy, and abstinence. In addition to our educational workshops, this project will provide each girl with a Crowned Gem Kit that will include: sanitary pads, cleansing soaps, towels, deodorant, hand sanitizer, shaving sticks, and over the counter medicine for menstrual cramps. Your donation will help us prepare and organize these kits for our Gems.

The young girls of Ghana are Crowned Gems that should be protected and treated with dignity. The changes and growth that our bodies undergo should not be seen as a burden, but as a beautiful transition, like diamonds and rubies.

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
Psalms 139: 14
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Chantal Kwade 
New York, NY
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