FOUNDATION 21 X EF ACADEMY NY
From March 2022 onwards, a team of three volunteers (Nameeda Elmi, Vittoria Giachi, and Lucio Andrea Senesi Sonnentag) committed to support the organisation “Foundation 21”. It has been a great experience to contribute to F21’s vision and support their wonderful cause that enabled us to help communities in Bangladesh and create awareness about period poverty at EF Academy New York.
Menstruation, as a whole, needs to be normalised and discussed more thoroughly in schools everywhere, and for this reason, we started from our small community. Thus, through this collaboration, we had the chance to educate over 400 students across the world about periods: health facts, myths, stigmas and periods beyond gender. Through a series of small but significant projects, we have increased awareness, dismantled myths and fundraised almost $700 for “Red Kits” and gynaecologist visits for menstruators in Bangladesh.
We warmly thank “Foundation 21” for the opportunity to be part of the community and contribute to such a great cause. We have loved working with the organisation and hope to continue this relationship into the next year.
Nameeda, Vittoria and Lucio.