Laison Sylvie

Laison Sylvie with HopeAlive Association – Donate a pad and keep a girl in school. (#MypadMyPride).

Date grant awarded: June 24, 2019

Young girls in Bamenda, Cameroon often drop out of school as a result of being pregnant and thus we work to educate these girls on sexual and reproductive health and how to avoid this situation. We teach them about their menstrual cycles and how to remain safe if they are sexually active. Furthermore, many girls stay out of school on the days of their menstruation because of fear of stigmatization and poor menstraul hygiene management. We provide safe and healthy materials to school girls!s to stay safe and comfortable while at school so they can improve their grades and chances of graduating.

My inspiration stems from wanting people to know that girls face challenges growing up and should not be left alone to deal with it. They need – and deserve – the support of family and the society at large.