Saturday March 3, 1-3pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
2401 S.W. Kingsrow Rd
Topeka, Kansas 66614
We will be cutting and sewing reusable menstrual pads for girls in Uganda to be able to stay in school. Ranae Wyatt will be there to share her experiences and to guide the volunteers. Please contact project leader Susan Christensen at 785-845-3488 if you have any questions or wish to RSVP for the project.
This is Ranae Wyatt’s second and last year going to Uganda. She pays her own way and all the money we raise goes to help girls stay in school. Without the reusable pads, they miss weeks of school (when they are on their periods), often don’t pass their proficiency exams, and eventually drop out.
While Ranae is there, she teaches the women how to hand sew the pads (“teach a man to fish...”) so they can replace them when they wear out. The sewing machines will also be a resource to help the women in the community. She says, “Everything that we try to do is to help them gain skills and the ability to help themselves.” She goes on to show her respect for these people. “They are trying so hard to better their lives and their children's lives.”