VCU has been having a pilot School WASH and menstrual hygiene management in 2 Local schools where we have been engaged in Hand washing promotion, oral hygiene management, tooth brushing education, menstrual hygiene targeting school going girls 8 - 16 years and their teachers. We would like to scale up the number of beneficiaries as well as improving our approach. We plan to reach out to 10 schools. We also plan to engage 5 local CBOs, 1000 girls, 200 disabled girls, 22 teachers, 200 caretakers
While in school, girls require an environment that is supportive of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in order to ensure regular school attendance and participation. Little is known about school girl's access to and practice of MHM in rural Uganda. This study explores girls' experiences of MHM in schools of Uganda from the perspectives of schoolgirls, schoolboys and community and school-based adults key to MHM for schoolgirls. This is also the case regarding hand washing habits and oral hygiene
We plan would like to scale up the number of beneficiaries as well as improving our approach. We plan to reach out to 10 selected schools in the districts of eastern Uganda. We also plan to engage 5 local grassroots community based organizations, 1000 school going girls, 200 out of school disabled girls, 22 teachers, 200 caretakers of disabled girls.
Girls will have information on menstruation, what causes menstruation, when does menstruation start, myths surrounding menstruation, what do periods mean for girls, what to use during menstruation, sex and their periods, keeping clean during menstruation, peer support during menstruation. However, plan to introduce training of manufacturing of Re-usable sanitary pads among girls and their teachers and also with parents of the disabled out of school girls including their distribution
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).