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
Our Support Programs
We solicit for Educational Scholarships that create Second Chance opportunities for school dropouts and Young mothers to go back to school or a vocational institution to acquire livelihood skills.
Help provide quality education and skill acquisition with emphasis on taking the dropouts and teenage mothers back to school, learn succeed and also lead a positive change in their lives and communities.
Working with teenage mothers, school dropouts, working girls, early marriage victims and providing them with opportunities to also contribute to a better life in their communities.
Pen & Pad Project
This Pen&Pad initiative targets school-going girls from poverty-stricken communities with disadvantaged social and economic backgrounds in their puberty and adolescent stages.
The initiative which has already distributed over 1000 pads to poor and vulnerable school girls and educated 1200 school boys and girls on Puberty and Menstrual Hygiene Management in the Atwima Nwabiagya Munipality is seeking funding and partnership to produce and distribute eco-friendly washable sanitary pad kits to keep girls in school, reach their full potential and thrive to contribute to the development of their society and Africa.
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.