The goal of this project is to provide dire needed protection, education, nutrition, guidance and counselling, and medical care assistance to 50 orphans, child-headed families and vulnerable HIV+ Children in Teso Sub-region.
Although menstruation is a natural part of the female reproductive system and a sign of good health, it remains a significant challenge for girls and women across the world that cannot access the necessary menstrual hygiene products and education that they need.
These campaigns aim was to make adolescent girls recognize that they are contributing to the silence and stigma around menstruation and encourage them to use their voices to talk about the topic themselves and demand their rights. And during this training on reusable sanitary pads, issues on natural family planning were also covered, and in order to translate to affordable number of children in families.
During this activity we learnt that Millions of girls living in developing countries like Uganda skip up to 20% of the school year simply because they cannot afford to buy mainstream sanitary products when they menstruate. Women and girls in East Africa commonly use alternative materials to manage their periods such as banana fibers, old cloths, wood, sand/soil, handkerchiefs, just their underwear or polythene bags.