Girls' Club Donate Fundraise Girls' Clubs have been introduced into most of the secondary schools in Uganda. These clubs focus on self-confidence through discussions about women’s rights, they teach practical skills, like growing maize and weaving baskets, and set up entrepreneurial projects in order to increase employability after graduation. Despite their name, these Girls' Clubs are also for boys. The schoolboys are given a greater understanding about menstruation in an attempt to tackle cultural misconceptions associated with periods. In some communities, for example, it is believed that ‘when blood is burned, you become barren’. This causes environmental pollution as women rather bury their used sanitary pads, than throwing away and incinerating. The boys who partake in the Girls' Clubs learn that periods aren’t scary and that girls are equal. Since the boys explain their lessons to friends and family members outside of school, and are viewed as role models by their peers, they help changing the negative attitude towards menstruation in Africa.