There are so many obstacles that get in the way of education in developing countries. The more we, at International Association of Atheists, learn about the programs and initiatives of our partners, the more we realize just how privileged we are in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
You helped us raise enough money to cover tuition and school supplies for 41 kids in DR Congo. It was later brought to our attention that when many of these children grow up and start menstruating, their education can end because there is a severe shortage of sanitary products.
This is why we are starting to tackle secular education from many directions, a 360° approach. Tuition and school supplies are needed for schooling, but so is proper sleep, adequate food, clothing, and even sanitary pads.
When Hank Pellissier of Humanist Global Charity approached us about his sanitary pad project and asked if we could help, we could not say yes fast enough.
How will the money be used?
There are 22 humanist groups participating in the sanitary pad project but five remain to be funded. Three hundred dollars will go to each of the 5 groups and that will allow them to buy a sewing machine and fabric and transportation to get these items.
1. Mutsora Humanist
2. One Humanist Foundation
3. Ouicha Humanist
4. Kyanika Women Concern
5. Rughetse Humanist Associattion
We are asking you to help us raise $1500 as soon as possible so these kids can go to school with confidence.
We are atheists. We know the value of education. We need to knock out all the obstacles that get in the way of it.
So, help us today. Help us remove menstruation as an obstacle to education. Help us help groups of kids who menstruate take their own future into their own hands. Help us fund their DIY sanitary pad projects by chipping in to buy a sewing machine for one of the five groups remaining to be funded.
No matter how small your contribution, you are not just changing the lives of these students. You are changing the trajectory of an entire region. You are funding health, prosperity and peace.
Please, give your support now.
Should we raise over the $1,500 goal, funds will be used to further other Secular Education projects.