WWFA Blossom Project
Girls in Africa face daunting challenges around attending school during the time of the month they’re menstruating. Many just don’t go.
They dread the current situation which not only includes lack of resources and supplies for menstrual management, but they face cultural shame as well as teasing from boys when they learn of a girl’s monthly status.
To make matters worse, most school bathrooms – “chimbudzis” – are small out-houses that have nothing in them but a hole in the floor. Girls don’t want to use the chimbudzi during their period because there’s no privacy, no water, and no way to clean up properly.
WWFA wants girls to be in school and stay there, so we’re building special changing rooms for them to be able to employ good hygiene with safety and privacy: The Blossom Changing Rooms.