In addition to spending time with family and friends, while I was home I spent a great deal of time working with a number of people and soliciting advice about the future of our work in Oda. We have a lot of exciting new plans in the works for the organization this coming year. In a couple of weeks we will be kicking off a district-wide outreach and education campaign focused on health education and nutrition for girls and women. We will be monitoring the success of our programs very closely, and hope to see a corresponding reduction in school absenteeism among post-pubescent girls and lower rates of childhood stunting in our community. Through close partnerships with the local government and our local community of amazing women we hope to reach thousands of girls and women across the district!
Special thank you to Oda’s Board and Advisory Board for their continued support, Safira Amsili who will be running point on the outreach program, Cheryl Strauss Einhorn for her guidance, MIAMICA’S Globally for their incredible in-kind contribution of reusable maxi pad kits, and Dr. Shankhar Lohana of the Kalikot District Health Office for his buy-in and support.
We’ve been incredibly fortunate to have such a wonderful team of supporters - none of this work would be possible without your continued support!