Training of Female Mentors for the Menstruation Hygiene Management kicks off-

ByIsrael Queen

Training of Female Mentors for the Menstruation Hygiene Management kicks off-

Creating a Safe Space for Adolescent girls is very paramount. The essence of the safe space is to give the girls a platform where they can learn, share, exchange knowledge and talk about their challenges. Adolescent girls have some challenges confronting them and many questions to ask, but most times they fall as prey to the male folks who take advantage of them and this increases their vulnerability.  Adolescent stage is a critical stage in their lives and this goes a long way to affect their health, relationship and choices. C

Statistically it was shown that 79% of girls are usually absent from school during their menstrual week because they could not afford sanitary pads, 95% of the  girls counseled have had sexual intercourse at least for exchange of material need , one of which is menstrual pad.

Our goal is to empower 8,000 adolescent girls on Menstruation Hygiene Management, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Life Skills in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

The training of the female teachers who will serve as Mentors to the girls kicks off in two schools today being 29th January, 2019 at Urban Model Secondary School Abakaliki and Model Comprehensive Girls Secondary School Ugwuachara, Abakaliki Ebonyi State conducted by Agrotech Youth Foundation supported by The Pollination Project.

 The Female Mentors were trained on Menstruation Hygiene Management, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Life Building Skills and on how to pilot the adolescent girls clubs.

Objectives of the training were-

  • To boost girls’ confidence by helping them know how to manage their bodies effectively.
  • To reduce deliberate School absenteeism and poor academic performance.
  • To reduce teens’ unintended pregnancy.
  • To break down the menstrual taboos by encouraging adolescent girls to positively and confidently speak about menstruation.
  • To help them avoid risky behaviors and cultivate character.

 Indeed, the training was a huge success as they teachers expressed their appreciation and pledged their allegiance in being there for these girls and groom them on the right path.

So adopting educational based intervention will go a long way in breaking the menstrual taboos, provide adolescent girls with a safe and sustainable alternative to menstrual management, and keep them healthy and not sacrificing their dignity. Empower an adolescent girl today, empower a nation. Together we can!!!!






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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.

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