Who We Are
RuGirlz EMS is a non-governmental organization (NGO) and a girl-centered rural community development organization registered in 2016, which seeks to empower the next generation of women and girls in rural areas to break out of the spiral of poverty and underachievement.
The founder, Amdiya Abdul Latiff based on her strong convictions to empower disadvantaged young girls living in rural areas out of vulnerability and discrimination through education, mentorship, and support.
RuGirlz is committed to changing the lives of the rural girl who is facing extreme poverty, inequality, and poor Menstrual health due to gender norms, socio-economic and geographical challenges.
We believe education is a sacrosanct door to knowledge, prosperity, and hope for everyone and the most powerful tool to breaking the cycle of poverty and beginning a cycle of progress.
WHAT WE DO
We looked around in our communities and became acquainted with the social needs of these amazing young girls, and we have come up with innovative solutions, believing strongly we will change someone’s life somewhere.
Rugirlz work to promote girls’ rights and lift the underprivileged out of poverty based on 5 core values.
- Menstrual and Reproductive Health
- Sexual / Gender Based Violence
- Economic Empowerment
- Girl Child Participation
We produce ‘EcoPeriod Washable Pads’
EcoPeriod as a social enterprise model of RuGirlz, that local produce and distribute sustainable eco-friendly washable pads along with Menstrual Health Education while creating economic opportunities for socially disadvantaged young mothers as sewist and sales agents aimed at creating social and environmental impact in a financially sustainable way.
EcoPeriod is a locally manufactured high-quality, eco-friendly and affordable reusable sanitary pad that provides an inexpensive, easily available, and worry-free way for women to manage their monthly period in a safe, dignified, and eco-conscious manner for at least 12 months.
Menstrual Health and Waste have often been ignored problems in most parts of the world. Sadly, in Africa, millions of women and girls lack access to menstrual products, information, and proper disposal sanitary facilities to manage their monthly menses which affect the quality of their education and work.
RuGirlz manufactures EcoPeriod which is an eco-friendly, non-toxic, and low-cost reusable sanitary pad for low-income females in rural areas and eco-conscious women in the urban privileged aimed at improving the menstrual health condition in Africa, improving young girls academic performance and work output.
WHERE WE WORK
Atwima Nwabiagya district- Nerebehi –Headquarters – Outreach Centre
Rugirlz is working in Nerebehi community helping young girls access their rights to quality education, good health, and wellbeing.
Our program is benefitting over 100 young girls in 5 communities within different districts.