Updated Apr 04, 2019

STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF 250 SCHOOLS IN MANAGING MENSTRUAL HYGIENE IN CENTRAL REGION GHANA

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To effectively increase and sustain the awareness on proper menstrual hygiene and sanitation management among selected pupils in public schools

This is a single project designed to address 3 major problems at school and the community level namely the lack of awareness on menstrual hygiene, lack of sanitary materials and inadequate private facilities among menstruating girls. It will actively engage girls to learn the skills of making re-usable sanitary pad which is relatively a new concept in many deprived districts where the challenge...
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This is a single project designed to address 3 major problems at school and the community level namely the lack of awareness on menstrual hygiene, lack of sanitary materials and inadequate private facilities among menstruating girls. It will actively engage girls to learn the skills of making re-usable sanitary pad which is relatively a new concept in many deprived districts where the challenge of menstrual hygiene management is more pronounced. The girls will be encouraged through project assignments to replicate the skills at household and community levels by teaching peers, siblings, and parents. In addition, the project will through the welfare counselling room, provide emotional and psychological support to girls who menstruate during school sessions. The welfare counselling room is unique to the deprived schools because almost all the local advocacy programs on menstrual hygiene focuses on information sessions without provision of ‘tangible’ service or asset. Though the primary targets are girls, the project will sensitize boys on the need to see menstruation as a normal phenomenon and do away with ridicule. In summary, the innovative aspect of this project include skills training for girls, provision of ‘tangible’ assets for schools and inclusion of boys as indirect beneficiaries thus ensuring gender equity.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

This project has trained 1500 school girls to make reusable sanitary pads to help manage their menstruation, and also created awareness that support schools to establish special rest rooms to enable girls have privacy during menstruation in Ghana

Focus Areas:

Education, Menstrual Hygiene, Sexual and Reproductive Health and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Education, Menstrual Hygiene, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender and HealthSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Ghana

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2
Key Partners
1
Country Implemented In
25,000
Customers
10
Employees
$19,500
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Although menstruation is an integral part of human life, it is often considered a taboo and has met many negative cultural hindrances and attitudes. Women and girls especially those in school suffer from the lack of proper sanitary materials, services and facilities to manage menstruation hygienically. These deprivations force the girls to stay at home during her period and often become barrier to quality education in Ghana.

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Solution

The project responds to these challenges by building the capacity of 250 schools and teachers to improve and uphold menstrual hygiene management among 25000 girls selected from deprived public schools in vulnerable communities. The project is executed through co-curricular education on menstrual hygiene management among adolescent girls, Skills training in making re-usable sanitary pads, setting of welfare counselling rooms and conducting series of community advocacy workshops.

Target Beneficiaries

25000 adolescent school girls as direct beneficiaries and 75000 girls as indirect beneficiaries. 250 deprived public basic schools. 300 local female seamstresses are supported with grants and contracts to train the 250 project schools and 25000 girls on the project. Knowledge and skills of 1000 female teachers will be boosted 55 Adolescent health clubs and 45 youth groups in underserved 15 districts will be used as resources persons and knowledge hub for the project.

Mission and Vision

Our Vision is to strengthen the capacity of every adolescent girl and deprived schools in managing menstrual hygiene in Ghana by 2025 Mission To strengthen Girls menstrual hygiene management by the school management committee. To sustain menstrual hygiene and sanitation practices at school and community level To increase awareness on proper hygiene and sanitation practices among pupils To realize the potentials of the girl child in education and to fully participate in school and community life

Competitive Advantage

The project has the oversight support of the Municipal Education Offices to ensure that it intended activities are fully accomplished. The project has elements of sustainability which will guarantee continuity even when the project has officially ended. These include the transfer of skills in making local made reusable sanitary pads at, school, household and community level; the stakeholder and community involvement in knowledge sharing on menstrual hygiene management ; and the establishment of welfare counselling rooms in project schools will boost teaching and learning on reproductive and sexual health. The local female seamstresses have shown a lot of interest in mass production and commercialization of the re-usable sanitary pads, this will bring additional income and support livelihoods.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Establishing Proper wash room facilities that are responsive to the needs of the girl child in all the project schools. Recruitment: The Board has approved the decision to recruit 15 project coordinators responsible for project execution in deprived districts across Ghana New Features: Facilitate international cultural exchange among project actors to gain divers perspectives in sustaining the project.
Funding Goal1,500,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted19,500
New Implemented CountriesGhana
RecruitThe Board has approved the decision to recruit 15 project coordinators responsible for project execution in deprived districts across Ghana
New FeatureFacilitate international cultural exchange among project actors to gain divers perspectives in sustaining the project.

The Team Behind the Innovation

RAHE GHANA Team has a dynamic, energetic and innovative team who are passionate about advancing the welfare of underprivileged and marginalized group of people especially women across Africa.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Mar 2019
In The News
ORGANIZATIONLDS CHARITIES
Dec 2018
Key Partnership
Implementation
 
as part of
 improve menstrual hygiene management (MHM)
May 2018
May 2017
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
 
as part of
 Campaign on the SDGs
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Ghana

Supporting Materials

Letter-of-Support-Ghana-Educational.pdf
RAHE-GHANA-REGISTRATION-DOCUMENTS.pdf
tv3-letter-of-support.pdf