Monday, July 23, 2012

EPN Receives Grant from the Rotary Club

We are thrilled to announce that EPN has received a $1000.00 grant from the Carbondale Rotary Club, where Judy and John are members. The money will go towards RockPads, and with it, we will be able to supply 40 more girls with kits! 

This means that 40 more girls will be able to stay in school while they have their periods. If they can stay in school, they can earn more income and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. 

Secondary education for girls has the following effects:
empowerment of women, economic opportunity for women,
increases gdp, reduces infant mortality, reduces overpopulation,
reduces malnutrition, reduces the incidence of HIV/AIDS

The club has been very supportive of EPN, inviting John and Judy to speak to the group, and now donating $1000.00 for the RockPads project. Many thanks to everyone at the Carbondale Rotary Club, but most especially to the members of the international committee who reviewed the grant: Ann Harris, John Baker, Ted Miller and Tripp Adams. We are so grateful for your support.

We hope that you will all join us in thanking the Rotary Club for this generous grant. 

You can join the Rotary Club in supplying even more young girls with these kits by donating to the RockPads project. 


  1. Here's a comment we received by email, re-posted with permission:

    "Congratulations to your Club for their meaningful assistance.
    Yitzchak Abt"

    Thank you, Yitzchak!

  2. Another comment we received by email:

    "Thanks for sharing the good news.

    We are so grateful to Carbondale Rotary Club for their generosity. Kindly extend our congratulations to John and Judy Craig.

    Let’s work hard to make this project a success.


    Blandine ARABA
    Songhai Centre/Partnership"

    Thank you very much for your kind words, Blandine!