Removed from the classroom. Rejected from her community. Refused the opportunity to start her own business.
When we learned women routinely endure this treatment because of the stigma around menstruation, we resolved to support them as they overcome these hurdles.
That’s how we launched our Dignity Project.
With the support of our partners – The Nourish Collective, Days for Girls, and Sew Dignified – Operation Smile will dispatch undergraduate student volunteers to four medical mission sites in 2020, where they’ll facilitate women’s health care workshops.
During each workshop, women and girls will receive a kit complete with a reusable pad and everything they need to take care of it.
What: The dignity project
Where and when: The team is aiming to serve at these medical missions:
- Ghana, April 16-27
- Madagascar, June 5-12
- Malawi, June 11-20
Cost: The team is fundraising to pay for women’s health kits, which cost $10 apiece. Each student will pay $1,500 to cover traveling costs.
Make a donation: Please consider supporting this project at www.operationsmile.org/dignityproject.
Give toward a student’s experience: If you’d like to contribute to a student’s experience, please visit www.operationsmile.org/dignityproject, check the box that says “
Make a Donation
With your help, women at medical missions around the world will receive reusable sanitary pads and all the materials they need to care for them.
It costs $10 for one kit, according to our friends at the Nourish Collective.
Please consider making a donation here: www.operationsmile.org/dignityproject.
Support a Student
Our students must pay $1,500 to cover the costs associated with their travel, including airfare and lodging. If you’d like to contribute to a student’s experience, please visit www.operationsmile.org/dignityproject, check the box that says “This gift is in honor of someone,” and write his or her name in the “honoree” box.