Girls aid sisters in poverty
Katanning Senior High School female students have made dozens of long-lasting sanitary kits for women and girls living in poverty for global movement Days for Girls.
The movement, to create sustainable change and improve the lives of impoverished women, has been welcomed by Katanning students.
Year 11 and 12 students Aaliyah Hall, Cintami Turiya, Aroha McRoberts and Kaesha McKenzie were some of the passionate locals who joined the movement to sew dozens of kits to be delivered to Papua New Guinea.
Senior teacher Julie Brown said the students advanced sewing skills had enabled them to produce the kits.
“The students at Katanning Senior High School are proud to be part of this worldwide movement to improve the lives of women and allow them to maintain their attendance in school and the workplace rather than be shunned for one week every month,” she said.
“The students have added a little touch of ribbon to their kits to show each woman that someone else in the world cares for them.” Mrs Brown, a member of Katanning Rotary, raised the possibility of the school getting involved.
“Projects like this fit easily into the Rotary International causes of fighting disease, supporting education and saving mothers and children,” she said.
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