Menstrual Hygiene Packs

Yimba Uganda’s Tailoring Fashion Design students work towards improving Menstrual hygiene managment in Uganda by creating reusable menstrual hygiene packs!

Each month while studying, our students create a number of reusable MH packs as their contribution towards Yimba Uganda as opposed to paying school fees (providing them with a sense of empowerment that they have earned their right to study for themselves). We also utilize this program to demonstrate to our students that they can use their new skills to have an impact in the lives of young women in their communities and country. Students are also provided with the opportunity to create additional packs as a way to obtain an income whilst studying. YU graduates often continue to create MH packs after graduation as a way to access a consistent income to support their families.

By sewing MH packs, our students and graduates are able to utilize their new skills in tailoring to activity participate in igniting change in their communities, empowering young women to take control of their bodies and stay in school. Each pack our girls create, gives another girl in Uganda back 180 days of education, dignity and empowerment – and that is just in the first 3 years!!

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Angella, class of 2016

“Njagala Nyo okutunga packs, kuba kyekitono kyensobola okukola okuyamba abawala abalala mukitundu kyange.” – Angella, class of 2016

Translation:
“I like making the packs because it is the little that I can do to help other girls in my community.”

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