The 2022 Menstrual Hygiene Day was marked across the world under the theme “Making Menstruation A Normal Fact Of Life By 2030” and GEM-GHANA also observed the day with thirty (30) menstruating girls from Zogbeli JHS “A” in the Tamale North Sub-metro area.
The event was graced by students, teachers and GEM-GHANA members who served us resource persons on three (3) topics relating to Menstrual Hygiene Management. the topics are :
- “Meaning of Menstruation and Menstrual Cycle; i. Signs that you are in your Menses ii. Signs of problems with your Menstrual Cycle”
- “Cultural Beliefs and Restrictions on Menstruating Girls; i. Role of Parents/Teachers towards Menstrual Hygiene Management ii. Role of peers towards Menstrual Hygiene Management”
- “Types of Absorbents Used during Menstruation; i. Menstrual Waste Disposal Techniques ii. Consequences of Improper Menstrual Waste Disposal”
These topics were presented by three (3) different resource persons using a projector. They allowed some questions from the girls for clarifications. After the presentations, a pack of YAZZ and Softcare Sanitary pads were donated to each of the thirty (30) participating girls. Snack was also serve to all present at the event.
The Programs Manager of GEM-GHANA, Mr. Zakaria Yussif thanked the school management for receiving us and helping us to organize a successful event. The lead teacher also expressed their gratitude to GEM-GHANA for choosing their school out of the many schools for the program.