Fundraising yoga workshop – Friday, 22 November, 6.45–9pm
I am raising funds to buy washable sanitary towels for schoolgirls on Chole Island in Tanzania. During my recent visits to the island, I discovered that there are issues around period poverty, with girls missing school due to the cost of buying throwaway pads and the reliance on traditional methods which can lead to leaking and embarrassment with girls opting instead to stay at home.
BBC News recently reported an incident in Kenya where a schoolgirI killed herself after being period shamed by her teacher: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-49661658. During the last yoga retreat on Chole Island, I took some Earthwise reusable pads as a trial and the retreat participants also generously gave some and there has been very positive feedback to date. £20.00 will buy a pack of re-usable sanitary pads and for every pack bought, Earthwise will match fund and give a second pack. I am hoping that in the first instance, I can supply enough pads for the 50 schoolgirls on the island.
The evening yoga workshop will be an opportunity to raise money with all proceeds going to buy pads from Earthwise. The evening will offer the experience of a stilling and relaxing practice, appropriate to the time of year and an opportunity to reflect on how yoga can affect the world around us.
If you would like to come along, then please get in touch. The workshop will be held at Uzmaston Hall, Haverfordwest. If you can’t attend but would like to make a donation anyway, then it would be gratefully appreciated.
For more about period poverty on Chole Island, please click here.