Developing a replicable package for creating “menstruation friendly” schools in Uganda
Project Data Last Updated: 17/06/2020
IATI Identifier: GB-CHC-1157722-UKAD17
The project pilots a package to build the capacity of schools to act in line with the Ministry of Education’s call to support girls during menstruation and remove a neglected barrier to their full participation in education. The project establishes sustainable access to sanitary products, gender sensitive school facilities and puberty education alongside dismantling the menstrual taboo by engaging the community in creating a “menstruation friendly” school. We will work via the District Education Office in 10 schools over 2 years to train teachers and engage parents in achieving change. This will empower girls to engage more effectively at school through increasing their confidence, concentration, attendance and ultimately their performance.Objectives
An improvement in adolescent girls’ school engagement and performance as they are more confident and better able to concentrate and attend lessons during their periods, via: 1. Improved knowledge of and attitudes to menstruation and puberty in girls, boys, parents, and teachers 2. Schools better equipped to provide for girls during menstruation 3. Girls, teachers, and parents have improved access to menstrual products.Target Groups
Parents, teachers, and pupils at 10 primary schools
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