Investing in Girls Education in Africa

Investing in Girls Education in Africa (IGEA) is a non for profit organisation with a mission to advocate for investment into the  quality education to girls in rural parts of Africa. We have started our operation in Ghana with our first project, Menstruate and Educate.  We want to minimise any hindrance that may occur in the process of young girls receiving education, through research we found that period poverty is a hindrance. By distributing reusable, biodegradable sanitary napkins, we want to equip young girls to feel confident during menstruation. Our main goal is to reduce school absenteeism and increase well being in these communities. 

We provide a two fold solution that addresses social as well as environmental issues. Commercial sanitary napkins are expensive and harmful for the environment. With no substantial waste disposal methods, plastic sanitary napkins will lie in the vicinity for years and years together. The reusable, biodegradable sanitary napkins distributed along with a pair of knickers will equip a girl to feel strong for up to two years with a cost of £10 per girl.

Your £10 purchase of a reusable sanitary kit, will support the goal of 500 girls out of  period poverty at the end of 2021.
  • Oliver Whittle 
    • £5 
    • 22 mos
  • Kobi Boakye 
    • £30 
    • 23 mos
  • Sunny Solheim 
    • £1,000 
    • 28 mos
  • Sunny Solheim 
    • £1,000 
    • 28 mos
  • Michaela Brooks 
    • £20 
    • 29 mos
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Organizer

Tanya Mathur 
Organizer
Leamington Spa, West Midlands, United Kingdom