Students sew for dignity

FIFTEEN Perth College girls are visiting the Solomon Islands this week, distributing sustainable sanitary wear to women at a domestic violence refuge.

More than 20 upper high school students got together with their mums last week to sew 30 sanitary kits at a sewing workshop hosted by Day for Girls Perth, a charity specialising in sustainable menstrual health management and education.

Workshop organiser Karin Maltby says the products the students have made will make an enormous difference to the lives of the women.

• Perth College students Jessie McKay, Emma Lombardi and Carly Seymour with sanitary kits sewn for women at a domestic violence refuge on the Solomon Islands.

“We believe that every woman and girl deserves education, opportunity and safety and that she should not be made to feel ashamed for this very natural thing that is part of being a beautiful, healthy woman,” she says.

“We love the concept of girls helping girls and are delighted to have Perth College students on board to ensure that no girl or woman goes without.”

The girls will volunteer at the Christian Care Centre, which is the only refuge for women and children suffering from domestic violence on the Solomon Islands.

by MOLLY SCHMIDT

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