OUR CURRENT PROJECT
DesignLab GIVE forms a group who prioritizes the well being of the Dago community in Kenya. We are grateful to join One Way Out, Friends of Dago, Weiss Scholarship Foundation, Dream Sponsors, and Sanguinetti and Company. These organizations have been working with different Villages in Kenya for many years and we have joined forces to build a school that will improve opportunities for various communities.
Design Lab GIVE are contributing by donating the tools needed for the Sewing Center, a place where creativity, sustainability and design is the focus.
With your support, we will be donating sewing machines and teaching via zoom classes once a week!
Our initial project is teaching the women & girls to make reusable sanitary pads and hygiene kits. We will, also, teach them basic patterns for useful items that they can sell and obtain a new source of income for them and their families.
We will train future teachers so those nearby towns can benefit as well.
HELP US to make it all happen! We welcome your support through donations and different sponsorship packages.
Why we are teaching them to sew sanitary pads?
"The lack of menstrual hygiene products inflicts indignity upon millions of women and girls in Africa.
The harsh reality is that disposable sanitary products are prohibitively unaffordable for many girls and women in Africa, making it difficult to maintain good menstrual hygiene. The grave lack of appropriate sanitary towels can push menstruating girls out of school, which results in absenteeism and increased dropout rates.
There is no dignity without basic necessities such as sanitary napkins. This perpetuates a culture of silence that forces many to cope in isolation". - South African Human Rights Commission.
FUNDRAISING EVENTS FOR AFRICA 2020
In order to raise funds to make our project a reality we are participating and organizing different events, in addition to the donations and sponsorship opportunities. There are so many ways to HELP !!
Thanks to your support we were able to raise $9.000 USD between the entrance fee and the purchase of the dresses.
Turning Tables Fashion Show - Sponsored by Nuage Designs
Turning Tables Fashion Show