• Hope for Children and the Needy
  • Restoring hope to children in Malawi
  • Fighting Climate Change in Malawi
  • Supporting vulnerable children in the fight against malaria
  • Urunji Child-Care Trust Feeding programme
  • Hope for Children and the Needy

  • Restoring hope to children in Malawi

  • Fighting Climate Change in Malawi

  • Supporting vulnerable children in the fight against malaria

  • Urunji Child-Care Trust Feeding programme

Reusable Sanitary Pads and the Hope they are Bringing to Girls in Malawi

Most girls in Malawi rural primary schools miss classes during their menstruation period. This translates to 45 days or so of absence from school in a year. It also means poor hygiene and a feeling of being ‘messy’. A few if not none of the schools in Malawi offer washable sanitary protection to girls. Urunji Child-Care Trust is working to solve this problem by providing free reusable sanitary pads to these girls. Our target is Lilongwe rural schools where girls have lesser chances of competing with their peers at national level.

We have so far distributed these pads to over 500 girls. We are not only giving sanitary pads and underwear: we are giving hope and providing peer education training on reproductive health and showing them the chances they have in life if they concentrate on their education. With no one to look up to as a role model, problems such as lack of learning materials and sanitary towels totally discourage girls from attending school. This means the circle of poverty is perpetuated and the hope for a better tomorrow is diminished.



But all this effort will yield fewer results if we do not feed them at school. The World Bank believes that school feeding is “targeted social safety nets that provide both educational and health benefits to the most vulnerable children, thereby increasing enrolment rates, reducing absenteeism, and improving food security at the household level." Urunji Child-Care Trust equally believes in this. And we believe in you that with your help and financial contribution, we will make this a reality. We would like you to join us in ensuring girls have a future. Click here to find out how

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As we bring more hope to more children in Malawi, we need additional funds for better results. Click Here to learn more about this campaign and how you can donate towards the feeding programme.

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Urunji Child-Care Trust
SS Rent-A-Car Building, 2nd Floor
Kamuzu Procession Road
P.O. Box 30977
Lilongwe 3, MALAWI

Telephone: +265 (0)111 740184
Telephone/Fax: +265 (0)1 753187
Email: info@urunjichildcare.org

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Urunji Child-Care Trust urgently needs the following:
  • desktop or laptop computers
  • laserjet printer and a copier
  • learning materials for kids
  • a motor vehicle (minibus)
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Urunji Child-Care Trust is a registered NGO in Malawi.
Registration # TR/INC5564