We also take the opportunity to travel with our Ugandan coaches and train Ideal LifeVision, Days for Girls, and Standing with Boys at a few schools in Kampala and Mbale. It is incredible to see the Ugandan team in their element, and we generally sit back in awe and let them preach their craft.
They don’t have “health” classes in Africa as they do here in the United States, so a large part of our training in the local schools involves the Days for Girls program and teaching the African girls about hygiene, pregnancy prevention, menstrual cycles, and providing them with kits to keep them in school. These DFG kits, if used properly, can last up to 3 years. Without these kits, the women and girls are forced to use means such as garbage, palm tree or banana tree fibers, or a number of other uncomfortable and unsanitary means. Much of the time the girls stay home from school, and too often they are forced to drop out. This is a preventable situation, and why Global LifeVision chooses to align with DFG to provide these kits to as many girls as possible.