UCU’s Esther Birungi receives donation from Coca-Cola for her PadThruCovid campaign
Twitter influencer Esther Birungi has received a boost from Coca-Cola Uganda for her PadThru Covid campaign which aims at promoting menstrual hygiene of underprivileged girls around the country.
The Uganda Christian University Law student received a consignment of 10 cartons of water and 10 cartons of soda from representatives from Coca-Cola Uganda.
More than 800 girls have so far benefited from an outreach organized by Birungi Charities a non-profit organisation involved in social advocacy through PadThruCovid campaign that was launched during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Birungi charities has provided the girls with sanitary towels in addition to teaching them how to make reusable sanitary towels.
According to Esther Birungi, the founder of Birungi Charities, the campaign was borne out of the need to support the girl child that had been affected by the pandemic.
“I started the campaign because the pandemic was hard on the girl child, there was a time when we were locked up at home, no jobs, no money. Girls had nowhere to get money to buy sanitary towels, so we decided to do something about it. We have been carrying out fundraisers and then buying pads and taking them to these girls. We plan on reaching 100 during the outreach,” Birungi said.
Areas reached so far include; Kamwokya Market women, Bwaise, Entebbe, Bushenyi, Kasese (flood victims). Eastern Uganda; Kamuli, Kaliro, Laaku & Buikwe districts.