On the 10th of July 2018, Girls Excel officially opened its doors for the very first GE holiday club. After a “not too easy community mobilization” from previous weeks, GE received 25 children from the community with ages between 3 to 15 years old.
The objective of this holiday club is to encourage non formal education, get the children active and totally involved during this long holiday period, instil leadership qualities and improve teamwork among themselves. These future leaders were taught their rights and obligations as children, hygiene and sanitation, they all participated in Educative and team building games, and with so much enthusiasm, they asked very touching and intelligent questions to the GE team.
On Sunday the 10th of June, Girls Excel had another successful implementation of its sensitization campaign on Menstrual Hygiene Management with girls and women in Mbonjo Island in the Limbe III municipality.
The event was organised in partnership with @Ndems Communication, @Kmerpad, @The Advocate Cameroon and the Dockyard/Mbonjo Island Community.
Using a Non formal educational approach, the event was interactive and participatory involving different presentations and questions and answer sessions. It began with an introduction from Girls Exce’sl Fundraising Officer Ms Daina Magha Mujar followed by a short address from Ms Delphine Konda about the vision and mission of Girls Excel. She further thanked the community for welcoming the Girls Excel team into their space.
To commemorate the 2018 Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018, Girls Excel in partnership with the Cameroon Development Cooperation (CDC), The Womens Worldwide Web Menstrual Hygiene Day – Global Cameroon Association of Media Professionals – CAMP organised a one day sensitization campaign with girls and young women in the CDC Debunscha camp on the 26th of May 2018. The event which was celebrated under the theme #NoMoreLimits Empowering women and girls through good menstrual hygiene’ mobilised over 60 girls and young women.
Last week, within the framework of our ‘Girls Excel Mentoring’ (GEM) clubs, our volunteers had an interactive 1:45 minutes session with about 50 teenage girls of Kofele Luma Memorial Academy in Limbe, Cameroon thanks to funding from The Pollination Project. Our team and the girls had a frank and open conversation about Menstrual Hygiene Management while demystifying the taboo and shame associated with Menstrual Health.
Yesterday, the Pan African Institute of Development Buea hosted the first series of human rights seminars organised by Youth Partnership, a network of different organisations including Community Centre for Integrated Development, @Ayef, @Yalda-Paidwa, Vision in Action Cameroon, IBuild Africa and Girls Excel.