Saturday, May 23, 2009

Rotary-Lions Club helping orphans and refugees with sanitary products

(pictured are hostel girls with donation of 17 packets of sanitary products that will last one year. - Think Humanity is now receiving 65 more packets to be distributed in June 2009)

A joint sanitary towels project involving Rotary, Lions and Girl-Child Network along with HEART and Doshi Group has donated one year’s of sanitary products to 65 girls at the hostel in Hoima. Most of these children have no parents so their hope is in Think Humanity donors and organizations like the ones listed above.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and promotes goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary District 9200 includes Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Rotary 9200 has entered into a joint partnership with Lions 411A and HEART Foundation called “Freedom for Girls.’ This project is a girl child assistance program that provides to girls in impoverished villages around East Africa with undergarments and sanitary towels plus hygiene and HIV prevention education. Many girls remain absent from school for up to 5 days a month during their monthly cycle. This program provides the girls with the “freedom” to maintain their attendance in school with confidence. The girls get a packet of 12 packages of sanitary towels and 4 underwear ….enough for the whole year!

I am very happy to take this privilege to thank again Rotary Club and Doshi company for great love shown to young orphaned girls and refugees in Hoima. Today we have many girls. Most of them are orphans. A few of the new girls at hostel parents died of HIV/AIDS. All of us were very happy and some of cry when we get help from such humanitarian organisations and great concern you have towards suffering refugees at hostel. We shall be happy to receiving again your support.” Love from Benson

“Girls at the hostel need more sanitary. As you know we need them all the time and the number of the girls have increased so we need more. I thank you once again and also the Doshi company for their love to us. We are orphans, but with your help, hope we can reach somewhere. More orphans are coming so we need to be together as people too.” -Jenipher Barega
“Thank you Vickie Winkler and Kundan Doshi for all your correspondence and help in this project.” -Beth

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