Community Service Corps Representatives Paige Redmond '24 and Katherine Schanne '24 partnered with Project Ensonga for the 9th grade CSC service project. Project Ensonga brings sanitary menstrual products to girls in places that lack access to consistent health and personal care items. Paige and Katherine felt that this project would be a great way to show how girls can unite as young women to help other girls just like them.
"Going to an all-girls school helps us understand how difficult it is to go through your period without the proper products. As a grade, we were able to sew, fold, donate, and put together sustainable menstrual kits that are easy to use. We also learned more about the issues surrounding girls’ education through materials from the organization Days for Girls. Many girls in under-resourced places who are on their menstrual cycle have no choice but to stay home and miss out on their education. With our help, girls are now able to attend school consistently and stay caught up with all of their schoolwork."
"We are proud of the work we have done as a ninth-grade class and how we were able to come together despite the countless obstacles that the pandemic has put us through. As CSC Representatives, our goal is to bring our school together to serve those in need and strengthen our sisterhood. As this project is coming to an end, we feel that it has taught us a valuable lesson that we need to continue to help women because we are more powerful as one."
Thank you to our longtime service partner, Project Ensonga, a local Days for Girls Chapter, led by Leslie Roy.
Submitted by Paige Redmond '24 and Katherine Schanne '24, 9th Grade Community Service Corps Representatives