Menstrual Hygiene Management in schools of Nepal

by Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness
Menstrual Hygiene Management in schools of Nepal
Menstrual Hygiene Management in schools of Nepal
Menstrual Hygiene Management in schools of Nepal
Menstrual Hygiene Management in schools of Nepal
Menstrual Hygiene Management in schools of Nepal
Menstrual Hygiene Management in schools of Nepal
Menstrual Hygiene Management in schools of Nepal
Menstrual Hygiene Management in schools of Nepal

There are so many barriers to adopt menstrual hygiene practices on the basis of: awareness, acceptance and access even in educated and well facilitated areas, then imagine what it is like in other parts of the country. This imagination has led ECCA to initiate various approaches on the way to cope with the barriers in various districts of Nepal since 2008 to bring change on the negative social norms with regard to menstruation and also empowering girls and women to uncage their educational and economic opportunities.

As we are celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020 (on May 28, 2020) with the idea, “It’s a time for action”, it’s really a time to create a world with dignified Menstrual Hygiene Management and collectively, we can!

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(Note: Though the below write-up is not directly related with menstrual hygiene management, it is being posted here as well (in addition to our project page as it is relevant with the present context of COVID-19).

The Covid-19 outbreak has left many people more alone than they’ve been in a long time, or ever. Some are responding by involving in cozy domesticity; steaming momos, reading books, sketching, writing and what not? Besides all the coziness, the satisfaction provided by social media is an extravaganza! And why not? Influence goes both ways - isolation drives social media use and vice versa. And I couldn't be any further!

While doing some official works, I steal enough time to scroll the screen of my phone flooded with information related to preventing the pandemic spreading even more. Among all the information, hand washing and sanitation related things grab my attention with WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) being one of my working sectors. Just to mention a few, famous national-international portals, FM radios, celebrities and their kids, tiktok dance challenge, they all are doing their part for teaching a proper hand washing technique. To level up, we can also go through the videos of animals washing their paws!

I feel so connected with all of these that eventually I start looking back to my working sites – the villages very far away from Kathmandu - and the people over there. Those would be hard places to get rid of the coronavirus once it hits there. I wish I could work with them to assess their exposure more during this emergency. But somewhere in my heart, I feel that like always, they are doing their best in their individual level for personal hygiene as they have come a long way till date.

Being a part of numerous Children Camps, WASH Trainings/Orientations and Interaction Programs organized by ECCA from early days, the child club and women group members committed themselves wholeheartedly in their personal improvement since then. As a result, these days they themselves are a good practitioner of all seven steps of hand washing. It's so admirable to go back on how they helped others practice good handwashing habits in their school, home and community. I believe those big hoarding boards with WASH messages placed by ECCA in the communities are alarming the community people to wash their hands more frequently. I hope the chlorine solution (branded as WATASOL) made by the child clubs are working out as a good disinfectant in their home and community. 

While counting on every lockdown day, I look forward to seeing the students return back to normal school days soon and continuing dancing on hand washing song in their assembly! May the challenges posed by this time of fear and uncertainty in our lives and futures of our families, communities, countries, and the wider world go away soon.

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Gundi village is located in hilly region of ward no. 13, Rapti Municipality in Chitwan district (south central part of Nepal). Though the village has been included inside the Municipality boundary, the region is geographically very difficult to access. Chepang community, who are underprivileged indigenous group, live in this village. These local people are illiterate and women are unaware of proper menstruation hygiene management.

ECCA recently conducted menstruation hygiene management training in this village. This 2-days training included topics such as personal hygiene and how to make proper sanitary pad.

We thank you for your continued support, which has made it possible for us to reach the rural communities.

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Trained women visit each house separately
Trained women visit each house separately

Two days training on Menstruation Hygiene Management was provided to women group members in Kalitar village, which is located in Rapti Municipality, Chitwan district. The trained women thereafter launched house-to-house campaign to make aware other local women about proper menstruation hygiene management. They visited all the families separately to share their knowledge and convince the other women to use properly made re-usable washable sanitary pad, rather than using parts of whatever available old torn clothes.

All the local women were very glad to learn about proper management of menstruation and have thanked all for such a beneficial program.

We also thank you for your continued support.

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Training on Menstruation Hygiene Management (MHM) was provided to women in Kalitar village in Chitwan district recently. This 2-days training also included topic on how to make proper sanitary pad.

“I know menstruation is a natural phenomenon. But I was not aware about menstrual hygiene and the nutrition that we should take. After attending this training, I have learnt what kind of food I should consume during my menstruation periods and what not to. Most important lesson I have learnt is to use properly made hygienic sanitary pads. Previously, we used old cloths from torn clothes”, says Ms. Jhuku, one of the participants.

Thank you.

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