The Midday Rotary Club of SMA in coordination with the SEG, is launching a pilot program to empower girls in San Miguel de Allende.
The Girls’ Empowerment Program consists of 36 workshops on the theme of “menstruation”, which will be taught by teachers prepared, in the months of January to April of this year, to girls of 5th and 6th grade, from rural communities of the municipality.
The workshops will be 2 to 3 times a week, and each consists of 5 modules of 2 hours.
Each girl who completes 4 of the 5 modules, will receive a menstrual control kit, which are washable, ecological, and reusable sanitary napkins, which will last 3 to 4 years.
In this first quarter, 400 girls are expected to be trained, and the goal is to teach 2,000 throughout the year.
The workshops will be taught by 10 teachers who were preparing for 6 months.
The program aims for all girls in all rural communities to empower themselves and take control of their lives, complete their education and proudly embrace everything that implies the condition of women.
The details were presented at a press conference Monday at the La Aurora Factory by José de Anda of the Midday Rotary Club of SMA, the Education Delegate of Region I of the SEG, Juan Rendón, and Erika Hernández, teacher and coordinator of the Empowerment Program.