Days for Girls – Charity Update

Another example of Faith in Action Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we’re creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all.

Our movement has reached more than one million girls — and counting! With your help, we can reach Every Girl. Everywhere. Period. Whitefriars College is the first boys school in Australia to take up the championship of this women’s health initiative, and we would love for all of our College community, parents, staff and students to continue to be on board. The benefits to the girls and women receiving the Days for Girls kits are immediate – some aspects of their lives change that day. We hope that our involvement in this cause will also benefit our students, developing their positive attitudes to women and growing their understandings around gender equality.

In 2017, members of the Timor-Leste Immersion program took 280 Days for Girls kits for distribution, with a particular focus on the communities of Zumalai and Beilaco. This has helped to eliminate some of the barriers that women face in participating in work and education. In 2018, we delivered 242 Days for Girls Kits.

We are holding a series of information evenings and practical workshops to get a wider section of our College community involved in the Days for Girls program. Details for the next session are below, please join us.

Practical Preparation and Packing Workshop
Sunday 12 August 10.30am – 2.30pm

The afternoon is designed to be a hands-on workshop, enabling you to contribute directly to the creation of the kits – no sewing experience
necessary! It includes a sausage sizzle to be provided by members of the Templestowe Rotary Club.Function Room, Butler Building, Whitefriars College



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