Watoto Read is also partnering with Days for Girls International to provide menstrual hygiene supplies to young women in the refugee camps in Chad. During a trip to Chad in 2018, our team learned that a disproportionate number of middle school girls stop attending school when they begin their menses. There are several reasons for this but two of the biggest are lack of adequate private facilities (bathrooms) and lack of supplies to manage their female hygiene needs. Watoto Read understands the critical importance of girls’ education. Amina’s Dream Project was created as a part of Watoto Read to focus on improving access to education for refugee girls. In 2019, Watoto Read began a partnership with Days for Girls to address the lack of access to female hygiene supplies. 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. Watoto Read works with local sewing groups who make the menstrual hygiene kit components which are then sent to the refugee camps in Goz Beida, Chad. For more information, click here.