"I was impressed to see that the girls felt comfortable and confident enough to raise intimate questions, and that they helped each other in answering them." Rasmus Hauge, WoMena Communications Advisor
WoMena Uganda is currently implementing a menstrual health component in selected schools as part of the wider Buikwe District Fishing Communities Development Programme (BDFCDP). The programme targets rural fishing communities through WASH an Education solutions, supported by the Icelandic Embassy in Kampala in collaboration with the district, under the Icelandic Development Agency (ICEIDA).
WoMena Uganda has introduced menstrual health education to all girls in the four secondary schools that are part of the BDFCDP, around 1300 girls in total. After the menstrual health training, the girls received a menstrual cup and a package of reusable pads. WoMena has completed follow-up visits in all schools, and we are now doing data collection to track the girls’ menstrual experiences after the intervention have started. After ending this phase, the project will be scaled up into the upper classes of 28 primary schools in Buikwe in 2019.
Rasmus Hauge has written a blogpost, sharing his personal impression from the field. Read the full personal impression through the link below.
Photos: Activities at Nyenga Senior Secondary School, pictures taken by Rasmus Hauge.