Maxine and Emma's 24 miles in 24 hours

Maxine
United Arab Emirates

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Our names are Emma Brambilla and Maxine McKellar, year 11 students at Dubai college. We would like to support the following initiative as we feel that those living in communities where periods may not be understood and unnecessarily stigmatised could benefit from external support. We will be running 24 miles in 24 hours, an hour per mile in support of this cause, and would greatly appreciate donations towards this project.

TEN young Year 12 students of JESS Arabian Ranches, 6 girls & 4 boys are leading the charge for period empowerment by actively participating in the fight to help end period poverty and tackle the stigma and shame connected to periods. They are involving the younger students at their school and the parents of the surrounding community to help with the manufacturing of reusable sanitary pads.

The main objectives of this initiative are:

  • Distribute the sanitary kits in rural areas of Africa allowing girls to manage         their periods safely and with dignity being able to attend school
  • Empower young girls and women by training them to make reusable                  sanitary pads which are affordable and sustainable
  • Advocate in these rural communities about menstruation, health, and                hygiene

The students have designed and manufactured a Sustainable “Reusable” Sanitary Pad having identified a major challenge in the disposal of menstrual absorbents where women often throw them in deserted open areas or in latrines due to the deeply embedded socio-cultural taboos creating further problems to the environment.

Your support is fundamental for the success of this project.

THANK YOU

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Maxine
United Arab Emirates



Fundraising for - Period Empowerment Project of
Raised : 6,460.11AED
Raised 323%
Goal : 2,000.00AED
Created Apr 14, 2022

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  • Susie Abdel-Nabi

    500.00AED
    26-Apr-2022

    All the best girls!

  • Daniel Goddard

    200.00AED
    22-Apr-2022

    Great work, Maxine!

  • Ghalya

    200.00AED
    21-Apr-2022

    Well done girls!

  • Ben and Lydia Smith

    200.00AED
    20-Apr-2022

    Well done :) You must have been tired by the end!

  • The Kaspars

    200.00AED
    18-Apr-2022

    Wow - All the best Maxine & Emma! xx

  • The Febbraios

    312.00AED
    18-Apr-2022

    Well done Tingy!

  • Anonymous

    500.00AED
    18-Apr-2022

  • Nerissa Loong

    100.00AED
    18-Apr-2022

  • Jensen Young

    183.50AED
    17-Apr-2022

    Hello girls. Well done to you for identifying a need in the community and then organising a way to support it and fund it! You have the ingredients to be our future leaders! Much love, Uncle FuFu

  • Dino Wilkinson

    100.00AED
    17-Apr-2022

    Good work, Maxine!

  • Anonymous

    241.45AED
    16-Apr-2022

    Well done Emma! Great cause!

  • Davide

    200.00AED
    16-Apr-2022

    Forza ragazze!!

  • Giulia e Franco

    150.00AED
    16-Apr-2022

    Brava Emmina, forza ragazze

  • Alba Grassi

    100.00AED
    16-Apr-2022

  • Jonathan Silver

    500.00AED
    16-Apr-2022

  • Anonymous

    500.00AED
    16-Apr-2022

  • Joycia Young

    500.00AED
    16-Apr-2022

    Go girls!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    100.00AED
    16-Apr-2022

  • Anonymous

    193.16AED
    16-Apr-2022

    Well done team Emma

  • Jemma Eley

    500.00AED
    16-Apr-2022

  • Chiara Brambilla

    100.00AED
    15-Apr-2022

  • Giovanni Brambilla

    380.00AED
    15-Apr-2022

  • Masha and Hayden

    500.00AED
    15-Apr-2022

    Good luck!! From Masha, Hayden and Senna 🐾