Sunday, 7 May 2017

'1 GIRL, 1 PAD' CAMPAIGN


Shades of Us is a forum for open discussions on issues affecting Africa, Africans and people of African descent, with a view of changing the ‘dark continent’ narrative of Africa. Since our inception in 2014, most of our work have been online campaigns for or against social issues and dysfunction. At the start of the year, we pledged to start doing more people-to-people work to affect our society; one community at a time.

It is in lieu of this that we are partnering with Save our Women (SOW) Foundation for the ‘1 Girl, 1 Pad’ campaign.

Save Our Women (SOW) Foundation seeks to help young girls be their best in everything they do.

Also partnering with Save Our Women (SOW) Foundation is Women Regaining Value, a not-for-profit organization aimed at empowering women lost to social degradation.

Here is what you need to know about the project and how you can be a part of it.

WHAT IS ‘1GIRL 1PAD’?
‘Project 1Girl 1Pad’ is a campaign that is aimed at reaching out to young women in Internally Displaced Persons camp in Kaduna. This campaign would involve engaging women in Kaduna and its environs to donate a single pad towards the success of the campaign. Our goal is to ensure every female in the selected IDP camp has enough pads for the next 3 months assuming she has a menstrual period of 3days.
WHY ‘1GIRL 1PAD’?
Girls in IDP camps have had a hard time maintaining menstrual hygiene during their periods due to the inability to have and purchase sanitary pads. So ‘1Girl, 1 Pad’ project seeks to help these girls by providing pads through building a culture of giving back and volunteerism among women.
WHEN IS ‘1GIRL 1PAD’?
The campaign ends with a visit to an IDP camp on the 28th of May, 2017, in commemoration of International Menstrual Hygiene Day. The build up to the campaign will run all through May with campaign awareness visits to schools in Kaduna.
HOW CAN I BE A PART?
Make a donation of a pad today. You can also ask your friends and followers to be a part of the campaign by sharing posts about the project using the #1Girl1Pad and #May28 hashtags.  
To donate a pad, contact the following people;

LOCATION
SOW CONTACT PERSON
PHONE NUMBER
ABUJA
Elizabeth

Doo
08080905888

08167225202
AKWA IBOM
Justina
08130994549
ILORIN, Kwara State
Peace
08161260737
JOS, Plateau State
Dela

Tsintop
08130400344

07034509602
KWARA
Olawale
07036462896
LAGOS
Bukola
08034790750
MAKURDI, Benue State
Natasha
09054895775
NSUKKA, Enugu State
Mildred
07060900075
PORT HARCOURT, Rivers State
Progress
08068884561
SAMARU, ZARIA
Sadiya
08095963818
SHIKA, ZARIA
Blessing
08136514860
ZAMFARA
Fatima
07068243199

Or make cash donations to;
Account Name: Fali Zephaniah
Account Number: 0084234503
Bank: Diamond Bank

With one pad, you help a girl in an Internally Displaced People’s camp come one step closer to good menstrual hygiene. We implore you to join us in this campaign and help us ensure that girls at Internally Displaced People’s camps have one less thing to worry about.

Thank you!

2 comments:

  1. I think there should be an option of donating cash to buy sanitary towels.

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    1. Hello Muhammad. Thanks for your interest. Here is how you can donate cash;
      Account Name: Fali Zephaniah
      Account Number: 0084234503
      Bank: Diamond Bank
      Thank you.

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