2018 Team - Week 1
The REACH 4 Ghana team has been in Ghana for about 1 week, which has been the public health projects week. The big focus for this year is women's health, particularly developing programs for sustainable sanitary pads for girls to use so that they can stay in school. (Many such projects exist, one non-profit in the Richmond area that we are partnering with is Sylvia's Sisters - for more information: www.sylviassisters.org). Last week they went to 4 different all girls schools and have distributed both disposable sanitation pads that they both brought from the US and bought in country (about 16,000 so far) AND reusable pads (839 brought from the US). In addition to the donations, the team brought sewing patterns and materials to teach these girls to make the pads in country. The hope is to primarily support the use of reusable pads, so that this will be a more sustainable method of feminine hygiene.
This week the team will transition to medical clinics in several different villages throughout the Volta Region. More updates to come!
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