The time of the COVID 19, we see the struggle of our community small scale ecosystem like our shop partners and sewing ladies, public schools’ students, people in the rural, we are all in this together. It is such a pain to feel powerless and it is such a joy to have courage.
In May, Plan International in Cambodia ordered pads from us in order to response to COVID emergency situation, so we decided to donate half of the amount around 2,000 pads hopefully as much as we could to support at least some girls and women’s need in the rural area, Ratanakiri province to cope during the pandemic. Fortunately, effected but not so much like our shop partners and our sewing ladies, this purchase order from NGOs and our small-scale awareness business can share a bit of their burdens.
During the time that public school close, we still continue to make School Inspiring Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StbVbHrwOE4 , the purpose is to inspire educators to initiate menstruation class in their own school.
Pictures from the Video.
We also made 3 Campaign videos including DIY, washable pads, Menstrual Hygiene and Management at school, and Menstrual-Product choices with sign language. These videos will become menstruation class materials and we will show every time we go for classes after the school re-open.
All the video are available on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZVMP3Km_5YIZ0OkyRbHzFw/videos
(Our Campaign say “ No more period-shaming for girls in Cambodia”)
We also want to continue to create a series of E-learning videos and also Documents for school use and for wide range of audiences as far as they can use for change. We are looking to propose to put them on the Ministry of Education website and we are open to re-edit any of content as far as concern and reasonable. We also hope that this appearance will help people to re-think and change their behavior around menstruation including government. We see this as a journey, not to mention that many others Asian audiences that know about us got something to say about period in their own country too. Those Videos and documents will from time to time make available on our website greenladycambodia.com so everyone from any countries can access to them.