Our mission is to build the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own comprehensive well-being.
This fall, Lwala Community Alliance formalized a new partnership with Johnson & Johnson to support the launch of the Girls Education and Pads Program. In this program, all girls in classes 6-8 in 13 local primary schools will received a pad kit that includes 5 reusable sanitary pads, underwear, soap, and information on sexual and reproductive health. Lwala’s New Vision Women’s Sewing Cooperative Group will manufacture the kits and will be trained in pad care and menstruation education so that they can then educate the recipients of the kits on these topics. The goals of the program are to increase school attendance and completion for girls, knowledge of sexual and reproductive health of the girls receiving the kits, and the annual earnings of the women in the sewing group due to the increased production of manufacturing the kits.
We are thrilled to have Johnson & Johnson support us in these efforts!
You can help us sustain our existing programs and roll out further initiatives by making a donation now.
October 30th, 2014
Lwala Board Fellow and Vanderbilt Medical Student Jon Andereck shares about his recent time in Lwala. http://lwalacommunityalliance.org/2014/10/vanderbilt-medical-student-recounts-time-in-lwala/
Vanderbilt Medical Student Recounts Time in Lwala
The midday sun beat down on our necks as we walked the red clay road through Kuna district. Obel, the director of public health, led the het