March 8th was International Women’s Day and the Canadian Federation of University Women Aurora Newmarket (CFUW) invited Treasurer Lynn to be the keynote speaker at their event held at Trinity United Church in Newmarket! Lynn introduced the enthusiastic audience to Days For Girls and ABCDream’s project in helping girls and women in Tanzania with their menstrual health needs.
ABCD volunteer Christine was in attendance with Lynn to assist and share her expertise as a personal care kit maker. Christine continues to make personal care kits for post-partum women in Tanzania.
Donated funds received by ABCDreams during International Women’s Day allowed the purchase of 100 personal care kits made by ABCD Care Tanzania. These kits were then donated to school girls in Marangu West to facilitate better health and school attendance. ABCD Care Tanzania, this active women’s cooperative, formed just over 2 years ago under the leadership of Mama Eva Ngowi is making a healthful impact in the lives of girls and women in Marangu West.
We are thrilled that many CFUW Aurora Newmarket club members are aligned with ABCDreams’s goal of assisting girls to continue their schooling in better health and with dignity through the personal care kit program. Thank You CFUW.