She Matters Reusable Sanitary Napkin Training
This week, three members of the Canadian Baptist Ministries' She Matters short term mission team in Rwanda joined us in Kenya. Together we travelled to meet with leaders from six of the Guardians of Hope groups of the Africa Brotherhood Church, as well as leaders from the ABC Community Development Department.
The purpose of the gathering was for the Canadian volunteers to help three leaders from each of the groups become trainers of trainers for understanding the importance of affordable sanitary pads for menstruating girls. Lack of access to sanitary pads is a major cause of school absenteeism throughout Africa.
The women learned how to make and care for reusable sanitary napkins as a way for their groups to assist girls in completing their education without missing school.
The Burt Sisters: Brenda, Sharlene, and Sharon
Sharon and Guardians of Hope Leaders
Carol, Geraldine, and Erica
Brenda teaching the ladies how to assemble
Sharlene distributing materials
Aaron and I were so excited to see how delighted the ladies were to learn such a practical way to help the girls in their groups and communities. They will all be returning back to their communities with completed kits and the basic tools and training to continue.
Erica with one of the GOH children at the trainingPlease join us for praying for the ministry of the Guardians of hope, for these leaders, and for the children they are helping. You can learn more about the work of the Guardians of Hope and the She Matters program by visiting our website at www.cbmin.org
Training participants at the ABC Guesthouse, Machakos