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Local students working to make a difference in the lives of other girls

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Photo by David Luckenbach

Nordhoff High School seniors (from left) Taylor Luckenbach and Odessa Runyan are looking for help with their Days for Girls project.

Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent

In the United States, most students can afford a few missed school days here and there — albeit amid objections from their teachers. In other parts of the world, every day in school can give a student a greater opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. However, girls in some countries miss months of school because of a natural, recurring event — menstruation. Without access to feminine hygiene supplies, many girls stay home to avoid embarrassment.

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