Last year the Arts Committee at the Liberal Episcopal Church I attend had an exhibit on the Millennium Development Goals. It was our way of bringing awareness to these very important goals. For those of you unfamiliar, the United Nations put together a listing of goals and a time-line of 2015 to achieve them. They are (clicking will take you to the UN site to provide more information):
Recently I read Crunchy Chicken’s Blog and saw a very worthwhile project which ties right into these Goals. Providing hand-sewn “period” pads to help keep girls in school certainly helps promote gender equality and empower women. Click here for more information:
I emailed this link to a number of folks that sew (because I don’t) – one of whom thought it was a great idea she emailed it off to a number of her friends.
I also emailed it to the Rector of my church, and she thought it would be a great project for our church to take on. It not only fits into the Millennium Development Goals, but she has a special fondness for Africa, as she represented our Diocese in Africa just a few years ago, and is planning to go back very soon. I’ll keep you all posted on the progress.