Girls’ Pride is a hybrid organization that started in 2017 as a result of period poverty affecting girls’ education in The Gambia. It provides reusable sanitary/cloth pads, train women and girls on menstrual health and hygiene management, conduct training of trainers, training on reusable sanitary pad production, and online and offline counseling services. Girls’ Pride is working to address period poverty, keep girls in schools during their periods, promote maternal and child health, end gender-based violence, harmful traditional practices, and inequalities, reduce plastic waste that is generated during menstruation and create job opportunities for Gambian youth.
This year, we introduced our board game and comic storybook which was developed during my ISA fellowship to educate adolescent girls, boys, and adults on periods and break the taboos and surrounding periods around the globe.
Type of partnership: Technical and Financial Partnership
Project title: Girls' Pride Gambia
Location: Rural Gambia (NBR, LRR, CRR & URR)
Girls' Pride Gambia is our social impact component that focuses on implementing innovative and educative projects in rural Gambia. We have different community projects through which we implement Education Gender and Climate Change projects.
1. Project Thrive
2. School Project on Menstrual Hygiene and Period Shaming
3. Tree4Pads project
4. Reusable Pad Making
5. Teacher Training (Training of Trainers)
6. Community Radio Sensitization
7. Social Media Campaigns & the use of Information, Education, and Communication Materials (posters, stickers, branded mugs, books, T-Shirts).
9. Boardgame on Periods
10. Comic Storybook