NGO Celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day

Press Release ( - MONTREAL, Quebec - May 16, 2016 - Fondation Sénégal Santé Mobile

         4100 Benny #111, Montréal, QC H4B 2R8

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NGO Celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day

Montreal, May 10, 2016: Serviettes SantéVie® change the life of and girls, forever – They help keep girls in school.  NO PADS ….  NO SCHOOL:

The Fondation Sénégal Santé Mobile has joined a coalition of organizations to participate in Menstrual Hygiene Day on Saturday, May 28 ( in Dakar, Sénégal.  The event is dedicated to helping women and girls with their monthly cycle needs.  Our Serviettes SantéVie® project provides reusable cotton pads to women and girls in Senegal.

Menstrual Hygiene Day is being celebrated worldwide – procuring menstrual hygiene products is a huge financial burden for women and girls.  In 2014 the Fondation launched the Serviettes SantéVie® project and we are sewing cotton reusable menstrual pads in Dakar Senegal.

HERE IN MONTREAL, the Fondation is holding a fundraising dinner, Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Ruby Foo’s Hotel, 7655, Decarie.  The event includes a three-course dinner, storytelling and music. All proceeds will be used to support our May 28 program in Sénégal and to expand the distribution of the Serviettes there.  Our entertainers are:

Storytellers: Brigitte Albert (English) et Bebeto Lonsili (French)

Singer: Fran Avni (Hebrew)

Sénégalo/Québec fusion music by Mathieu Mathieu – Zale Seck

WHAT CAN WE DO TOGETHER: With this announcement we request media coverage of our dinner on May 21, 2016

For more information please contact: Shara Rosen at 514 240 9596

Fondation Sénégal Santé Mobile

4100 Benny #111, Montréal, QC H4B 2R8

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A WORD ABOUT Serviettes SantéVie®: These are reusable and washable menstrual pads made of 100% cotton in our workshop in Senegal.  They offer an affordable and healthy alternative to the pieces of material used by many girls and they can be used for at least 2 years.  This natural product has been adopted by women, worldwide, that are in interested in natural products and protecting the environment.

A WORD ABOUT US: In August 2009 the Fondation Sénégal Santé Mobile ( was recognized as a registered charity by Revenue Canada and in January 2010 we began our fundraising activities.  The Fondation aims to improve maternal and infant care in Senegal.  In the past few years we have established partnerships in Senegal.  In 2010-2016, the Fondation has sent ten lots of primary care medications to health clinics in Senegal (value of $10a0,000) and has equipped four birthing centres.

Source : Fondation Sénégal Santé Mobile

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