Textiles Students help with the Fight against Period Poverty
Year 10 and 9 students have been participating in a charity project to support The Pachamama Project.
The Pachamama Project was conceived by Bristol University student Ella Lambert in 2020 during the first Covid Lockdown to gather together communities to make and sew reusable, washable, sanitary towels for refugees in need all around the world.
Period poverty is the lack of availability and access to sanitary products, normally, due to financial constraints. This causes many women to resort to using scraps of tissue or even socks which can lead to infections.
Period poverty is a global issue, but the pandemic has shone a light on the most vulnerable in society. The charity actively encourages young people in the UK, who may be interested in working in the not-for-profit sector in the future, to get involved with the project and build their skillset.
Here at The Wavell School we are proud to have had a dedicated group of four Year 10 Textiles students, Nihel, Nadia, Chloe F and Tiana working on this charity project, they have been supported by Livia and Jessica K in Year 9.
Now that they have completed sewing several batches of washable sanitary towels we will be posting them off to The Pachamama Project, who will distribute them to women and girls in need.
We would like to congratulate these students for their generosity in donating their time, energy and sewing skills to a very important charitable cause.