Join us at our sewing workshops
Sewing for East Africa
Freedom4Girls work with a fantastic network of volunteers to sew, assemble and distribute reusable, washable period pad kits for our beneficiaries in Kenya.
Freedom4Girls were inspired by the work of Days for Girls, an international NGO with volunteers all over the world who sew and create the period pad packs for girls in need. Days for Girls also provide a menstrual health education programme that boosts confidence and empowers young women and girls.
At Freedom4Girls, we are passionate about promoting the importance of sustainability and choice.
Using the Days for Girls, reusable washable pad kit design, we have
volunteers who support in creating these pads that are donated to our
most vulnerable and in need beneficiaries; primarily those who are
involved in our Kenyan projects.
Through the donation of just one pack of reusable pads, a young woman
or girl is provided with three years’ worth of menstrual protection to
support her ability to stay in school and manage her periods with
comfort and confidence.
Our sewing workshops are back!
After a break during the pandemic chaos, we’re delighted to announce that our sewing workshops are back! Our main regular session is currently held monthly at:
Thackray Medical Museum, 141 Beckett St, Harehills, Leeds LS9 7LN
During these sessions we are sewing reusable, washable period packs that will be distributed in Kenya and Uganda alongside quality menstrual health education. If you would like to come along to any of our upcoming sessions, please pre-register by clicking the link below!
We welcome all volunteers of all sewing abilities to get involved with the workshops. They are always a fun, relaxing and productive way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Whilst experienced sewers are invaluable, we always have plenty of marking, cutting and kit-assembling tasks for non-sewers!
If you are interested in hosting your own workshop (with our support, of course), please contact us!