Give the gift of Education, Safety & Dignity
Imagine......Not having sanitary supplies meant DAY'S without school, DAY'S without income, DAY'S without leaving the house? girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find....but still missing up to 2 months schooling every year.
In 2013, The Umbrella Foundation Australia in conjunction with Day's For Girls International commenced the establishment of the Gatlang Women's Group Community Project. Giving young girls and women who live in this desperately poor region of Nepal health, dignity and opportunity.
In April 2014 The Umbrella Foundation Australia delivered treadle sewing machines, materials, training and hygiene packs. Tragically the earthquake of 2015 destroyed the village and brought an end to the project. There is hope of re-establishing the project but this cannot happen until homes, medical facilities and schools are rebuilt. Being a multifaceted project aimed at women's empowerment, women's health, skill development and income generation there are future plans to move forward and recover this much needed program.
The 25th April, 2015 brought devastation to the village of Gatlang with many homes destroyed and lives lost. The Gatlang Women's Project has been temporarily suspended with plans to recommence after the community is re-established. Umbrella Australia are still supporting women's health and hygiene through our partnership with the Chhauni Day's For Girls enterprise team in Kathmandu who are currently working with vulnerable women in their communities.
In October, 2015 Umbrella Australia commenced health and hygiene education at schools located in the Kathmandu valley and with homeless and vulnerable girls & women. Our education program was accompanied with distribution of washable menstruation packs which were produced by our Days for Girls team in Chhauni (a suburb in the Kathmandu valley).
The Chhauni team are currently making packs for our Women of the Kilns Health & Hygiene program. All contributions to this program are tax deductable!
Please consider a donation which will contribute to project. (100% of all donations goes directly to this project)