Underneath It All

We anticipated Menstrual Hygiene Day by a few weeks with out blog post about our delivery of pads to the girls at Wunlang School. Today we want to highlight what else girls need to make themselves comfortable enough to attend school — underwear. Executive Director Franco Majok took $100 of VHSS’s funds and bought underwear for the girls in the school.

Schoolgirls waiting for their underwear.

Girls receiving their underwear.

Can you imagine wearing your school uniform skirt with no underwear? How can you stick a pad to your underwear if there’s no underwear to stick it to? Little things like this can impede a girl’s education, and we’re grateful to Franco for making sure everyone has a chance for education in this part of South Sudan.