Jenna Zitomer, a member of the Panhellenic community, is currently working for a non-profit in Ghana called Voices of African Mothers. After spending some time in the Tanoso, Ghana, she shared this with us:
“Good morning from Ghana,
I am currently working for a Ghana-based nonprofit called voices of African mothers. My work is focused at the nonprofit’s coed boarding school in the village of Tanoso, where I teach reproductive health, sexual consent and English to adolescent teens. After being here for two weeks, it came to my attention that girls at the school or without access to tampons, pads, and other feminine hygiene products due to the schools lack of funding for this necessity. This means that every month, roughly 100 girls live and attend school in discomfort because they do not have the resources to properly take care of their bodies. I started this go fund me page to remedy that. My individual project this summer is going to be to supply tampons and pads to the school, as well as to find a way to make this supply sustainable once I leave. Every girl deserves the right to a comfortable and comprehensive education. If you are able to donate anything at all to this campaign, please do so. Every dollar is another step towards tangible change. Thank you, and please feel free to reach out with any questions about the campaign or my time in Ghana!
I would love it if you took a moment to check out my GoFundMe campaign:
Your support would mean a lot to me. Thank you so much!
– Jenna Zitomer”