Celebrating Menstrual Health Day in Cameroon

Celebrating Menstrual Health Day in Cameroon

The 28th of May is commemorated every year as Menstrual Hygiene Day. The event was initiated by WASH United to serve as aneutral platform for bringing together individuals, organizations, social businesses and the media to create a united and strong voice for women around the world.

To commemorate this year’s edition of the event,  Girls Excel launched a new project called ‘Donate a Pad and Keep a Girl in  School’ to create access to sanitary towels for girls in rural communities and refugee camps in Cameroon. To promote reproductive health education and engage policy makers by advocating for a better menstrual health policy in Cameroon.  The first phase of the project was implemented in Mabeta Fishing Station-Limbe, South West Region of Cameroon on may 27th,2016 under the theme ‘Menstruation Matters to Everyone, Everywhere!

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, 50 girls benefitted from atleast 6 months supply of sanitary pads in this community. To know more about the event, download the Girls Excel Report_May 28th_Event  here and feel free to email us (girlsexcelcameroon@gmail.com) your feedback about the report in particular and our work in general.

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Girls Excel is a social impact organization that creates access to sexual and reproductive health education and feminine hygiene products for girls and young women in rural communities in Cameroon. We exists to create communities in which the absence of sexual and reproductive health education no longer hinder girls from pursuing their education and development.

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