Africa HEART Newsletter

Africa HEART June 2014

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“The Future of Africa Lies In the hands of Its Children. Let’s give them the best education.”

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FFG in Action

Girls help carry sanitary towels to the storage in their school in Murang’a. Notice their beautiful smiles…because they are assured of staying in school!

 

Distribution of sanitary towels at Ngelani Ranch Primary School donated by Ellen Bowman (3rdfrom Right) as female teachers in the school look on.

 

Freedom for Girls Field Officer Lydiah Njoroge is presenting  health education during a distribution of sanitary towels in Huruma slums in Nairobi.  Girls from the Bayside Mother and Daughter Team assist by holding the new teaching aid donated by Ellen Bowman!

Contact Us!

Donations can be made using PayPal on our website, or by contacting one of our offices.

 www.africaheart.com

HEART CO Office

Jen Friel

 303-730-3779

P.O. Box 631964

Highlands Ranch, CO 80163-1964

HEART CA Office

Vicki Jensen
P.O. Box 5675

Auburn, CA 95604

 HEART Nairobi Office

(011) 254-714-517326

P.O. Box 63414-00619 Muthaiga
Nairobi, Kenya
Mpesa: 140172
Dear Isaac,
Greetings from Kenya!  The 16 thJune 2014 marks the 23rdremembrance of The Day of the African Child.

The June 16th annual event honors the memories of students who were massacred in Soweto, South Africa in 1976 protesting against education injustice and inequality in the apartheid regime. It was designated as Day of the African Child in 1991 by the African Union and every year events are organized to promote children’s rights.

Day of the African Child and HEART

This year’s theme is “A child friendly, quality, free and compulsory education for all children in Africa”. This is in light of the Millennium Development Goal 2 which is to ensure that by 2015, children everywhere are in school and learning. On this day, in an effort to promote general knowledge of the event, several organizations have taken to social media outlets with the themes of stopping violence against women, and the encouragement of men and boys to join the conversation.

HEART believes that education means a better future and has over the years supported Kenyan children through school. One way is through paying school fees for 908 children from 2011 to date. In addition, HEART’s Freedom for Girls (FFG) sanitary towels has provided 118,115 primary school going girls with a year’s supply of sanitary towels, panties and health education to primary school going girls Since 2008.

Freedom For Girls and Education

HEART believes that education means a better future and has over the years supported Kenyan children through school. One way is through paying school fees for 908 children from 2011 to date. In addition, HEART’s Freedom for Girls (FFG) sanitary towels has provided 118,115 primary school going girls with a year’s supply of sanitary towels, panties and health education to primary school going girls Since 2008.

HEART’s sanitary towel project ties in nicely with the recent Global Menstrual Hygiene Day whose theme was Menstruation Matters. The goal of this campaign was to highlight and promote the education of girls in reproductive care and health, and theimportance of sanitary towels in the lives of girls everywhere.

Our plan is to reach to 135,000 girls by December 2014. Thanks to our great Kenyan donors who contribute monetary and otherwise to the production, packaging and storage of the sanitary towels bringing the cost recovery to ksh 450 or 5 USD to give a girl this year sanitary package. Help us reach out to 16,885 girls before the year ends!

Thank you for your support of HEART!  Together we are helping those affected by HIV to survive to thrive!

Forever Grateful,

Vickie Winkler, Founder/Executive Director
Africa HEART
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