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Tampax and Always Launch Protecting Futures Program Dedicated to Helping African Girls Stay in School
Date:11/12/2007

aking a positive and direct impact in the lives of children living in HIV/AIDS-affected communities in sub-Saharan Africa. This program also helps support two of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals - promoting gender equity and ensuring that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling," said Gabrielle Armand, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing for the United Nations Association of the USA. The UNA-USA's HERO Campaign provides comprehensive school-based support to children living in HIV/AIDS-affected communities in Southern Africa.

Protecting Futures, a ground-breaking five-year commitment was born out of a pilot program Always launched in Kenya two years ago through a partnership with the Girl Child Network (GCN) and is a part of P&G corporate cause, Live, Learn, and Thrive which has helped over 50 million children in need.

Protecting Futures is a comprehensive care program which will bring puberty education, traveling health educators, nutritious feeding programs, educational support services, a pad distribution program, and significant construction projects to nine schools in the first year.

-- Launched this year in Namibia, Protecting Futures is providing over

200 children with improved access to education by building and

outfitting classrooms, dormitories, kitchens, and toilets, at two

school sites. The program will also fund teacher training, uniforms

for all students, and a year-round feeding program.

-- Protecting Futures is also dramatically improving the sanitation,

health and hygiene for the community in this region by building a

four-kilometer-long water pipeline to 2 schools in this region. In

addition to providing direct access to clean water at these schools

for all children and teachers, this project allows girls to remain in

class all day without having to walk long distances to obtain w
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