project start date: October 2023
estimated completion: December 2023
After the success of our pilot project at Malimba, we have been able to raise funding to continue rolling out She-Shelters across Sierra Leone. Our fourth She Shelters project is the Barina Agricultural Secondary School. The headmaster says "80% of girls at this school stay home during menstruation worried about blood stains on their uniforms and being teased by boys. Social norms lead girls to feel menstruation is dirty, shameful or unhealthy."
Our first steps are to provide them with sexual reproductive health education for better understanding of how their bodies work, for both the girls and boys. And with period kits for the girls.
Construction is under preparation and shall commence at the beginning of October 2023.
sketch layout for the girls only cabin "She Shelter", courtesy of our partner NGO, Uman Tok
The She-Shelter project at Makali Secondary School is made possible through a the support of the Commune of Plan-les-Ouates.