Develop with Dignity poster

Date published: July 05, 2018

Develop with Dignity

Our new crowdfunding platform, FundUS, is designed to be an innovative way for campus and community projects to seek funds for worthwhile causes where traditional sources of funding do not reach.

Our project, Develop with Dignity, aims to send 15 Salford students to Uganda to provide sanitary products to school girls.

The girl in the pictures is called Grace. She lives in Uganda in a village called Kumi in one of the poorest rural districts. Her mother works in the fields and she helps to look after her baby sister. Grace wants to get through school to be able to go to college and learn to be a seamstress. Grace is becoming a woman and she does not understand the changes happening to her body. Unfortunately, Grace is too poor to own a pair of pants or any sanitary products.

Girls in Kumi also do not have the opportunity to participate in sport activities due to lack of suitable clothing and equipment, and so miss out on this important aspect of physical and personal development. Together with her family responsibilities, this means it will be incredibly difficult for her to achieve her ambitions, which are to escape the cycle of poverty, through education and empowerment.

By contributing a small amount, you will be able to change the lives of girls like Grace by sending a team of 15 Salford University student volunteers to Uganda, who will provide three things: 1. Reusable sanitary pads that can be used in Africa, 2. Vital education on personal care and family planning and 3. Physical literacy and confidence through sporting activities and equipment.

We have already raised over £1,400 due to the generosity of our supporters, but we still need your help to reach our goal!

Please give whatever you can to make these life-changing dreams a reality, not only for the girls in Uganda but for our committed Salford student volunteers who will gain an experience that will stay with them for life, knowing that they make a difference to a whole community. Please donate online here.

If would like to get involved but can’t donate, please share the project on social media and become a helper on our FundUS page.

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