Members from the Solvang Rotary Club, in coordination with local humanitarian organization Direct Relief, participated in a Days for Girls program on Feb. 24 as part of a peacebuilding project to support maternal and child
health. Through this effort, Solvang Rotarians helped to improve the health and lives of young women in many countries with environmentally friendly, sustainable kits, each hand sewn by a local sewing group.
Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Days for Girls provides safe and long-lasting alternatives girls and women can count on month after month along with vital health education. When girls and women are mobilized, their communities and our world grow stronger. Together, the program is creating a world with dignity, health and opportunity for all. The movement has reached more than 1 million girls — and counting.
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 97 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. For more information, please visit www.directrelief.org or call (805) 964-4767.
For more information on the Solvang Rotary Club visit their website at: solvangrotary.com