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 Health  Uganda Project #36132

Train 600 Girls in Kyotera on Menstrual Hygiene

by DREAMS OF THE TROPICAL YOUTH (DROTY) -UGANDA
Train 600 Girls in Kyotera on Menstrual Hygiene
Train 600 Girls in Kyotera on Menstrual Hygiene
Train 600 Girls in Kyotera on Menstrual Hygiene
Train 600 Girls in Kyotera on Menstrual Hygiene
Train 600 Girls in Kyotera on Menstrual Hygiene
Train 600 Girls in Kyotera on Menstrual Hygiene
Train 600 Girls in Kyotera on Menstrual Hygiene
Train 600 Girls in Kyotera on Menstrual Hygiene
Train 600 Girls in Kyotera on Menstrual Hygiene
Train 600 Girls in Kyotera on Menstrual Hygiene

Summary

Dreams of the Tropical Youth Uganda (DROTY) will train 600 needy and vulnerable adolescent girls in rural Uganda (Kyotera) with the skills they need to make their own reusable sanitary pads. We will also educate school leaders on how to debunk myths that stigmatize menstruation, which will empower young girls to gain confidence and remove the shame of menstruation.

$320
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
11
months

Challenge

The stigma of menstruation and the lack of education and health services provided makes life extremely difficult for young girls in rural Uganda. During their cycles, women and young girls are considered "dirty" and "impure", and many dangerous myths about them persist. They also lack the services they desperately need to help them cope with the physical and psychological effects of menstruation, such as materials for managing menstrual hygiene, separate toilet facilities and even privacy.

Solution

This project will provide young girls with the skills they need to create their own reusable and affordable sanitary pads. It will also provide them with adequate education to better understand menstruation and remove the stigma through counseling, reading materials, and personal hygiene orientations.

Long-Term Impact

This project will educate 600 disadvantaged and vulnerable girls on Menstrual Health Management. They will learn how to create their own reusable sanitary pad, which will keep them healthy, confident and in school. It will also play a crucial role in debunking the many myths and untruths regarding menstruation.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​drotyuganda.org
Our website

Organization Information

DREAMS OF THE TROPICAL YOUTH (DROTY) -UGANDA

Location: KYOTERA TOWN - Uganda
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @DrotyUganda
Project Leader:
Timothy Arnold Ssessaazi
KYOTERA TOWN, Uganda

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