In acknowledgement of the Freedom for Girls (FFG) project, HEART received a check donation of Kshs. 10,000 shillings from Lions Club Runda on July 24th 2013, at Lions Loresho Hospital. The donation was received during an auspicious event graced by the International president of Lions Club District 411A – Mr. Joe Preston. Ms. Lydiah Njoroge – field officer of FFG was invited to show case on the best practice of the project and to receive the cheque donation from Lions Club Runda. Lions District 411A is a partner in the sanitary towel project since 2008.
The money will aid in the purchase of a year’s supply of sanitary towels, 4 undergarments and health education pamphlets that will support 22 primary school girls. Without this support, many girls are absent upto five days of school a month due to lack of sanitary towels during their menstrual cycle. Lions Club Runda is enthusiastic about extending partnership with HEART and it was agreed that we would need to explore areas of partnerships to increase the awareness of the project.