Dear Skybirds, here are this month's highlights of your favorite newsletter:

Skybird and Menstrual Hygiene Day: Tanzania RC & Uganda RC Showing Commitment

Tanzania RC: Written by Hosiana Silayo Afred, Community Mobilization Officer Tanzania RC

School girls are facing challenges that affect their enrolment and educational participation. These challenges are related to menstrual hygiene management practices. Research findings revealed that school teachers have little support to school girls in managing their menstruation due to the lack …

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Skybird and Menstrual Hygiene Day: Tanzania RC & Uganda RC Showing Commitment
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Sarah Hennessy (Implementation & Servicing Manager at Triangle Environmental Health Initiative) invited Stacey Nyandiko, Sales Engineer at Xylem Water Solutions in Kenya, for a chat. Stacey is very passionate about domestic water treatment, engineering and mathematics. Find out why Stacey thinks reversed osmosis is not always the answer and her dream of the Stacey Formula and being named alongside big names like Einstein.
We keep our fingers crossed for this goal but in the meantime, Stacey is already an incredible role model for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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Since mid-March the Austrian Red Cross (AutRC) is deeply involved in the Ukraine (UA) Emergency Response operation, which is implemented by the RCRC Movement at different levels. In neighbouring countries (lead mainly IFRC) the Movement is supporting National Societies and inside UA, the Movement (lead mainly ICRC and Partner National Societies, such as the AutRC) is supporting Ukraine Red Cross Society (URCS).
The AutRC is working with many delegates from the WASH pool in different positions and with different responsibilities.
At a very early stage Lidwina Dox was deployed to Budapest to support...
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  • Regsiter now for the next event in the RWSN Early Webinar Series. This time the focus lies on pastoralist water rights and governance.
  • The Netherlands RC is sharing its key lessons on Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) from their 3FM pneumonia and community health programme in Africa at a webinar on June 8. Join through this link at 10 am CEST / 11 am EAT.
  • Since Menstrual Hygiene Day is coming up this Saturday, May 28, IFRC shared the following message with us. Make sure to browse through and click on the links to short videos and collections. Don't miss out on the design and accessibility manual for MHM-friendly, inclusive latrines from Lebanese RC which is linked in the message.

In Memory of Alice Akello

Last week we received the incredibly sad news that our dear Skybird, Alice Akello, has passed.

Alice was an integral part of the Skybird family, implementing a micro project at Uganda Red Cross Lira Branch in Cycle 1 and now also in Cycle 2.

Alice brought a lot of good to her community and will be missed dearly by all of us. To highlight Alice's impact and to honor her memory, we want to re-share this post that was written by her last October.

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woman in red cross branded vest and face mask standing infront of a sunflower field
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