We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our amazing supporters who were able to attend this year’s gala in person or in spirit. Your ongoing support made the event not only possible, but also very successful.
"Sponsor a girl child with 5 reusable cloth pads a year when you donate $5.10."
'You too can bring back hope to the girl child in Ghana today!'
From the desk of Dina Amoo, Funder of Girls 4 Girls Ghana Inc.
Do you desire to restore hope to the lives of underprivileged young girls? Do you wish to put a smile on their face and give them the life they truly deserve?
If you desire this much as we do, this will be the perfect opportunity to do so.
Here's one thing you should know…
Many underprivileged young girls in Ghana today have limited access to resources to meet their basic sanitary needs. Some lack the needed feminine hygiene supplies and the knowledge of how to use them, and as such, do not go to school.
It is globally recognized that 52% of the female population is of reproductive age. Menstruation is an integral and regular part of human life, indeed of human existence, and menstrual hygiene is fundamental to girls' dignity and well-being and an essential part of the basic hygiene, sanitation, and reproductive health services to which every woman and girl has a right.
However, menstruation is often seen as a taboo and has many negative cultural attitudes associated with it, including the idea that menstruating women and girls are contaminated, dirty and impure. Menstruating girls are forced into seclusion, suffer reduced mobility and dietary restrictions, and can be prevented, through cultural norms, from participating in daily activities. Despite, or perhaps because of this, menstrual hygiene has been routinely ignored by professionals in the health and education sectors too.
Menstrual hygiene needs to be handled thoroughly. In the long run, this will give young girls the confidence to voice their need for better menstrual hygiene. Girls 4 Ghana Inc. comes in place to integrate policies and enhance these practices across the health and education sector. It may interest you to know we (as a nonprofit organization) strive to reduce poverty by providing basic needs and education to these young girls. Our participation is ongoing and expanding but requires funding through volunteers to enable us to get reusable cloth pads for these girls to get them back to school.
But first, there's a little confession to make…
My name is Dina Amoo, and I created this nonprofit organization called Girls 4 Girls Ghana Inc. I was born in Ghana, West Africa. I came to the United States in 1998 after finishing high school, Ghana Secondary School at Koforidua, Ghana. I received a BSN from Elmhurst College and continued to obtain a Masters in Nursing Administration from Aurora University, United States. I started my nursing career at an acute care hospital, worked in many other areas and specialties in nursing and currently I am a clinical services nurse manager.
I started this charity organization because of personal experience growing up in Ghana and to help provide support to young, remote village young girls in Ghana by providing them undergarments, sanitary pads, and education on necessary self-care/STI.
Girls 4 Girls inc. is a nonprofit organization with the mission to provide help and hope for young girls in Ghana. We do this to help girls in underserved areas of Ghana stay in school all year round. We keep them safe by providing essential sanitary supplies and necessary self-education to help them make informed decisions as they enter puberty.
Here's a fact! We are currently on an assignment to raise funds for our upcoming mission trip to Ghana in September. To accomplish this, we need supporters and donors to restore hope to these young girls' lives. The goal is to sponsor each girl child with five reusable cloth pads a year, and the total five pads cost $5.10. Each reusable pad material costs a total of $1.02.
This means that when you donate $5.10, you purchase five reusable cloth pads a year for each girl child. So, below are the schools and the number of girls we hope to help on our next mission trip.
AFLAO- VALTA REGION ( AGAVE CIRCUIT Schools)
1. Tadze DA Basic School =50 girls
2. Dzebetato DA Basic School = 75 girls
3. Kuve DA Basic School =55
4. Kua DA Basic School = 58
5. Agbeve DA Basic School = 60
Below are the three schools we visited in 2019
1. Asikasu M/A Primary School = 40
2. Asikasu Presby Primary School =80
3. Suhyen Methodist Primary School = 220
Asuogyaman District School
1. Akwamufie Presby School = 80 girls
2. Tortibo School = 55
3. Ankyease School =88
4. Abomayaw Schools = 51
5. Old Akrade Schools = 51
ACCRA REGION (Pokuase Village near Accra)
Pokuase Methodist primary Basic school
1. Class 6 = 48 girls =38 girls
POKUASE DA JHS
1. JHS 1 = 60 girls
2. JHS 2 = 57 girls
As a vital nonprofit organization, we help moderate the negative impacts of apathy and lack of available outreach services for underserved young Ghana women. We will ensure that every young girl's hygiene is funded entirely through the voluntary support of people worldwide. This support will enable Girls 4 Girls Ghana Inc. to deliver on our mandate to fund girls reusable packs, help meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential and go back to school.
You, too, can help us change the world for these young girls. We, therefore, solicit that you support our upcoming trip by helping us fund this project. We truly appreciate your willingness to support and help us achieve this significant change. Click the "donate" button to donate a pad today!
We plan to return to Ghana this year to continue our mission. Our team is scheduled to meet with over 1,400 girls on our 2021 mission trip. Please help us to meet our goal of creating pads for all of our girls. We are hoping to provide each with at least 5. No sewing experience is needed.
Volunteers can cut, iron, and add snaps to the pads
We are a super friendly and a bunch of fun! :)
Please join us and invite friends and family every 3rd Thursday and every 2nd/4th Saturday at 1280 S. Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL.
We can also send you materials/kit to sew pads from home if you like.
Contact us: email@example.com
March 27th, 2020
To our valued supporters,
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, for the safety of the girls we support in Ghana, the global community, and ourselves, we have made the decision to postpone our 2020 mission trip.
We will be reaching out directly to each of the local Ghanaian community leaders who have connected us with the 1200 girls we had scheduled to meet with this year. In addition to the fair distribution of donated supplies and reusable pads, a critical component of our mission is to empower the girls through education. For this reason, we will be safely storing all of the supplies and reusable pads collected in 2019 and will distribute them when our team is there in person to deliver the education.
We want to thank all of those who have given their time, money and much needed supplies such as girls underwear, flip-flops and pads. Your contributions are so very appreciated and although delayed, they will go a long way to helping girls in the underserved areas of Ghana stay in school all year round.
The G4G Ghana Team
Girls 4 Girls Ghana First Mission
Girls for Girls Ghana is a 501 (c)(3) charity established in early 2019 by Dina Amoo, a Ghana-born registered nurse living in the US. She grew up in a small Ghanaian village north of the capital, Accra and is acutely aware of problems girls in Ghana encounter which negatively impacts their education. Early pregnancy, STIs, and lack of understanding and proper hygienic care during their monthly cycle are issues. We choose to address these and make positive changes.
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