Menstruation Hygiene Management campaign for adolescent girls in five secondary school in Abakaliki, kicks off on 28th and 29th November, 2018 with support from The Pollination Project (TPP).
This project is a 9-month campaign to deliver comprehensive menstruation hygiene management, HIV/AIDS Prevention, and life building skills in five secondary school.
Greater percentage of girls have little or no understanding of their menstrual cycle. They are rarely able to talk about it openly with their family members. About 80% of these girls had no idea what was happening to them the first time they got their period. They expressed feeling of fear, confusion and shame. 79% are usually absent from school during menstrual week because they could not afford sanitary pads and 70% lacked self-confident. 68% had infections due to the use of unhygienic materials during menstruation.
The goal of the project is to reduce girls’ school absenteeism as a result of poor menstrual hygiene practices and break down reproductive taboos surrounding menstruation.
With support from The Pollination Project, We have total of 500 girls aged 13-18years from Presco Secondary Schoo Abakaliki and Girls High School Azuiyioku sensitized on Menstruation Hygiene Management, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Life skills.
This was a life transforming experience for the girls, as they girls knowledge on Menstruation increased, and also, they girls were encouraged to use the acquired information to feel confident in managing their bodies effectively, be able to positively speak about menstruation and to share their experience with their friends and family members which will result to many girls and women thinking critically about menstruation and taking the time to learn about how their cycle work.
AYA Foundation is a Nonprofit organization registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission committed to the social development of our target population. We are a voice to the Vulnerable groups in our community. Agrotech Youth Africa Foundation facilitates training and empowerment programmes for youth,women and children to enable them seize positive opportunities which will lead to sustainable development in Africa.
Agrotech Youth Africa Foundation facilitates training and empowerment programmes for youth,women and children to enable them seize positive opportunities which will lead to sustainable development in Africa.