Thank you @kelsydominick for leading this initiative! Read her message below…
Do you know what this thing is right here in my hands?
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It’s a bird?
It’s a plane?
…. it’s LITERALLY days of education for girls. Right here in my hands.
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I just taught a sewing workshop with In a Perfect World & Sewing the World here in Malawi which will allow girls more days in school and let me tell you why.
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Typically in the Malawian communities, when a girl starts her cycle she doesn’t have the right resources to manage it. Because of this, girls end up skipping a week of school… which turns into months… which turns into, well, forever.
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Embarrassed by their boy schoolmates and dealing with the immense workload of missed school makes a small incentive for them to ever want to go back.
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Not to mention, their parents never went to school, don’t necessarily value education and are either pressuring them to get married or simply work on their farm at very early ages.
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They face so many trials in this one facet of life that we would never imagine. **For example**, we drafted a design of a pad that doesn’t require underwear because that is the norm of their society. Just something that simple is exactly what stands between them and an education. Crazy right?
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After speaking with one Malawian girl in her 20s, she literally said that it was because she had access to pads like these that she even made it through high school. Which made it much easier for her to justify going to college… and then got a job. And honestly now she believes she possibly makes more than her current partner which is not only unheard of but kind of an unaccepted thing in their culture. (I won’t tell if you don’t 😉
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There are such small things we can each do to contribute and right now one thing you can do for these ladies is purchasing a $50 skirt they’re learning to make through the class at the link in bio and help them keep this going! 
Period 😉

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