Project My Girl visits College fundraisers

The College of Human and Health Sciences has welcomed Bethan Robinson, project co-ordinator with Malawi based charity, Project My Girl to speak about the work of the project and collect funds raised by staff and students as part of International Women’s Day 2015.

Staff and students raised £340 for the charity by holding a raffle and cake sale at Swansea and St David’s Park campuses in March 2015.‌

Project My Girl is run by Sue Chichlowska, a research officer at the College’s Centre for Innovative Ageing. Sue has spent time in Malawi, Central Africa over the last 25 years, running Fisherman's Rest Community Projects, a charitable trust based in the Southern part of the country.

Sue’s daughter, Bethan, spearheads Project My Girl, a project that seeks to empower young women and educate young men to widen the options available to girls in Malawi. Girls often drop out of primary school as soon as they reach puberty, as managing menstrual hygiene at school is difficult.  Project My Girl seeks to intervene and make life just a little bit easier by providing every young girl in the area with washable sanitary wear and underwear and improve toilet facilities in schools, enabling girls to continue in education.