24th March 17
In response to a recent BBC article revealing that girls in Leeds are missing school due to a lack of access to feminine hygiene products, a group or YR11 students and the KAS Feminism & Gender Equality Club are launching an awareness and fundraising campaign.
The group will have an info booth March 29 -31st with details about the difficulties girls face related to these issues in the UK and abroad. Visit the booth in the Main Hall to learn more.
On Thursday 30 March, students and staff are invited to wear red and donate £1 to Freedom4Girls, a charity working with girls facing these challenges in Kenya and Leeds. Donations of unopen, full boxes of feminine hygiene products will be collected for donation to the Tower Hamlets Food Bank. Tower Hamlets Food Bank has responded to the campaign with thanks, commenting that these are one of their most needed, but least donated necessities and they are glad to have KAS’s support.
You can also contribute by bringing in a baked good for the Freedom4girls bake sale, Thursday 30 March first break. Students who would like to volunteer for the info booth or poster brigade can sign up in Sheila’s office, library.
Your help for this important cause is greatly appreciated.
For more information, be sure to read the BBC article “Girls too poor to buy sanitary protection missing school.”