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 Education  Ghana Project #43030

Retain 1000 Ghanaian Girls in School

by TOGETHER FOR DEVELOPMENT
Retain 1000 Ghanaian Girls in School
Retain 1000 Ghanaian Girls in School
Retain 1000 Ghanaian Girls in School
Retain 1000 Ghanaian Girls in School
Retain 1000 Ghanaian Girls in School
Retain 1000 Ghanaian Girls in School

Summary

Many girls in Ghana miss school because they do not have access to menstrual products yet this is preventable. This project aims to create menstrual hygiene awareness, provide menstrual cups to 1000 vulnerable school girls and hand washing facilities in schools. The outcome shall be increase of girls' education by improved school attendance and concentration in class during menstrual cycles and also create environmental awareness by changing behaviors through use of long-lasting menstrual cups

$560
total raised
15
donors
0
monthly donors
9
months

Challenge

Over 20,000 Ghanaian girls miss school due to menstruation, stigma and shame attached to it. In 2017 and 18 we provided sanitary pads to 820 girls. This improved girls' school attendance and increased participation in class. However, within a year they used all the materials and despite need, they were unable to access more due to socio-economic circumstances; hence a return of lower school attendance. Moreover, sanitary pads are unsustainable and can pollute the environment, if not managed well

Solution

To keep girls in school, they need to have access to safe, affordable and sustainable menstrual products and hand washing facilities. We believe menstrual cups are a sustainable way of providing environmentally friendly solutions to menstrual management as they can be reused for up to 10 years. Providing hand washing facilities and menstrual hygiene awareness and training girls and boys on reproductive health can begin to destigmatise menstruation and create awareness for menstrual cups

Long-Term Impact

In the long term, this project will improve 1000 girls' health, promote their education and thereby contribute to gender equality and good sanitation. Furthermore, it will prevent pollution and protect the environment and promote long-term cost savings for parents from low socio-economic backgrounds in the Volta Region, Ghana. In the short term, the project will help keep girls in school, enable them to concentrate and actively participate in class and prevent menstrual-related infections.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Together For Development Twitter link
Together For Development Facebook link
Confidence Coffie Twitter link
Kofi Nyalimba Facebook link

Organization Information

TOGETHER FOR DEVELOPMENT

Location: Ho - Ghana
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ TogetherForDev1
Project Leader:
Kofi Nyalimba
Ho, Ghana

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