TEAM GOOD NEIGHBORS wants to bring awareness to the issue of gender inequality and early marriage for girls around the world--starting with Malawi, Africa!
The money raised by TEAM GOOD NEIGHBORS for the LA Big5K will go toward PROJECT GOOD SISTERS, where we create a safe space for girls in high-poverty villages in Malawi to learn about their rights as girls, and encourage them to pursue primary and secondary education and postpone the age of marriage until adulthood. In addition, Good Sisters promotes the sexual and reproductive health rights of girls by providing education about HIV/AIDS and menstrual health, by implementing programs where girls make their own sanitary pads to overcome the attendance-limiting stigma associated with menstruation.
Good Neighbors wants to raise funds through the LA Big5K to provide the following for Project Good Sisters:
- Grow the current Good Sisters project in Katsumwa, Malawi by 140% (grow from 50 girls to 120 girls), and provide enough sanitary pad fabrics and sewing materials for each girl enrolled
- Build a private toilet and sanitary facility so girls can take care of their needs with dignity
- School book bags so girls can hide their sanitary pads when they go to school
- Increased awareness of gender inequality throughout their community, so girls can support and empower each other in a safe environment
Thank you for supporting TEAM GOOD NEIGHBORS!