The idea of Project Imagine was conceived in July 2015
An initial request for funding was sent in October 2015 to friends and family yielding an initial investment of just over $2100
The first team of five 8th graders from International School of Kenya began to meet and plan
In November 2015, the Director of the Sanitary Towels Program in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology invites Project Imagine to help them reach the schools that they cannot support
A bake sale in November 2015 yielded an additional $200 towards PI
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Visited Swani for the first time on February 22, 2016. Over the year, we supported over 200 girls for three school terms
We held two fundraising teas; one in March and one in April. An additional $4000 was raised!
We presented Project Imagine to the entire Middle School of ISK during a school assembly
Two more distributions were held at Swani in May and November
Distributed 20,763 pads at Swani Primary School
Began the process of exploring distribution in Debre Markos, Ethiopia
At only $6.48/girl per year, we were able to help all Class 6, 7 and 8 students for the entire year!
We now have sufficient funding to work in Swani Primary school for another 2 years, giving us the opportunity to start thinking about branching out.
Visited Swani for the 4th time on February 10th, marking a year of partnering with Swani School.
Hosted a fundraiser on April 2nd to reach out to the local community, raising over $2,500!
We presented to the International School of Kenya Parent Teacher Organization in May.
In May we were selected to give a TedxTalk at the International School of Kenya. We talked about why we started Project Imagine, and how the smallest thing, a sanitary towel, can make the biggest difference.
In June we were thrilled to welcome Meg McNulty as our advisor.
We visited Swani in May and September, giving us the opportunity to further our relationships with the growing number of girls in class 6,7, and 8.
We received funding for the '30 girls project' which will supply 30 girls with sanitary towels throughout their secondary education after graduating Class 8.
In November we became an registered Community Based Organization in Kenya, solidifying our status with the Government of Kenya!
We hosted a Happy Hour fundraiser in December as well as shared Project Imagine on all our social media platforms. As a result, we were able to raise $5,384!