Talking Justice: A discreet solution
Jane Williamson tells us how one woman inspired volunteer action to keep girls in school
DAYS FOR GIRLS (DFG) WAS LAUNCHED IN 2008 by Celeste Mergens, an American involved with educating, feeding and clothing a group of orphans in Kenya. She tells of praying for the children, then waking in the night with a burning question: what happens when the girls have their periods? She asked the director of the orphanage and was told that they sit on pieces of cardboard on their beds and wait. Imagine no privacy, no bathing and no appropriate means of coping with menstruation every month.
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