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to create a future keeping Nigerian girls in school, period!



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Our goal
We want to create future where menstrual cycle doesn't prevent girls from going to school.
The Challenge

Girls in Nigeria are deprived of an education because of their period

Education is a basic human right, however millions don’t have access to such luxury. I can’t fathom a life without an education. A life without one is being trapped in one’s own mind & life. That’s no way for anyone to live. It's already hard being born a girl & being a girl from a third world country (Jamaica), I firsthand know of the added challenges children face especially girls. Despite it all, it was clear that education would be my gateway to a better life.

Being the first one to graduate college out of my family, I committed to being a catalyst of change. My earthly parents opened up their heart to my biological mom & I’m the product of that. I know there are girls out there filled with possibilities and the only thing setting us a part are the opportunities & chance to get a quality education. With 1.5 million pennies collected & 300 girls sent to school, I aim to do more. My drive led me to Nguzo Ogbobo the founder of Hope & Dreams Initiative.

Millions of girls struggle with so much when trying to gain an education. One of the major issues is the fact that they are born a girl. A girl’s menstrual cycle isn’t something she can control. It’s a natural body occurrence. Hence, girls are being shun and considered unclean. In addition, the lack of access to proper feminine care products & facilities to properly attend to themselves prevent girls from going to school. ( Davinia James-Project Partner)

Our Solution

WASH libraries & access to feminine care products will help students stay in school

In Africa, according to UNESCO, one in ten girls miss school during menstruation, which eventually leads to a higher dropout rate. Programs will provide girls with the necessary menstrual products to manage their periods in a safe environment & enables them to attend school even during their periods. Students are provided menstrual hygiene products and education by creating a network of female entrepreneurs and boosting female economic status.

According to UNICEF “clean water, basic toilets & good hygiene practices are essential for the survival & development of children”. At present, about 2.4 billion people do not have the knowledge to use improved sanitation, and about 663 million people do not have access to clean water sources. HDI improves water & sanitation services and basic hygiene practices to respond to the essentials of Nigerian children and ensure that they are provided with basic human needs.

Your Impact

By donating $5 you can give a girl the chance to stay in school a month longer

A study by the World Bank found that, in 2010, 52.5% of out-of-school children worldwide were female. Your donation will help with the distribution of sanitary pads & underwear. According to UNICEF “clean water, basic toilets & good hygiene practices are essential for the survival & development of children”. Your donation will assist more than 50% of our students washing their hands with water and soap.

$51,200 Minimum Funding Goal
  • 54%-Used to build 5 WASH libraries

  • 44%-Used to get pads/underwear

  • 2%-Stripe fee

See how far we've come

Our milestones
  • Dionne

  • Sarah

  • Gloria

  • Brent Lauren

  • John

  • Kimberly

  • Dafnette

  • Toniya


Thank you, CaringCrowd community.
Your pledges will help make change possible.