Pads for Primary Students

What do you get when you combine a local business owner who wants to give back to girls in their community and a principal who believes in breaking down the barriers around menstruation? Free pads for primary school girls, of course! Menstrual crusaders from Cross World Africa, Alyssa and Teresa, teach a lesson and distribute almost 1,000 pads at a local school in Iten. 

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Boy Child

Teresa Craft, one of our volunteer teachers from America, reflects on teaching the 'boy child'. Given the fact that these young boys have sisters, mothers, and maybe one day wives and daughters, we thought it was prudent to teach them about menstruation as well. Despite encouragement from the male principal, we weren't quite sure how well we would be received. Lucky for us, we came armed with sweets! 

#meninmenstruation #dontforgettheboychild #taboonomore #crossworldafrica

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Alyssa O'Connor
This One is for the Girls

This one is for the girls. And for the women they will become. For the scientists and the artists that will shape the way we see and understand the world. For the leaders in business and politics, the activists and the entrepreneurs, who will cultivate a brighter future for all of us. For the daughters and lovers and mothers who will raise the next generation of peace, hope and love. This one is for the girls.  #IWD2018 #timeisnow #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #crossworldafrica #rubyintherift

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Distribution Days, Part I

Two women from the Golden Girls Foundation make the journey to Iten to help Cross World Africa teach school girls about the Ruby Cup. Will the girls like it? Will they be brave enough to try it? Only time will tell. 

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Alyssa O'Connor