Menstrual Hygiene and Management (MHM) is a major reason that young girls in Uganda miss school. With support from AmplifyChange
, CCUg implemented a 1 year project in 15 rural primary and secondary schools in Jinja and Mayuge districts between July 2017 and July 2018.
The main objective of the project was to increase access to information about menstrual health among adolescent girls aged 10-17 years in 15 rural primary and secondary. The intended outcomes of the project were to increase access to MHM among 1,100 adolescent girls, establish 15 health clubs in 15 schools, increase access to MHM resources (reusable sanitary pads) among 1,100 adolescent girls, train 400 male peer mentors and 500 parents to actively support girls’ access to MHM information and services.
The project was able to achieve the following;
- 1,780 adolescents aged 9-17 years were reached
- 15 health clubs formed in 15 schools and furnished with Information and Education Materials (IEC) materials for Menstrual Hygiene and
- 875 girls trained in production and use of homemade reusable sanitary pads.
- 63 teachers trained in the provision of culturally sensitive and gender appropriate information about MH, such as production of homemade reusable sanitary pads.
- 1,228 male peer mentors trained through workshops about MHM and are engaged in actively supporting girls‟ access
to MHM resources.
- 830 parents from 9 schools were engaged to support MHM for their adolescent girls.
Read more about the project activities and results from our Midline survey