All posts by Girls Excel

The Year 2016 in Retrospect

As we start another new year, #TeamGirlsExcel will like to give you a summary of our activities in 2016. We had great success as well as challenges in implementing our activities.

fundraising-pictureThe year 2016 began with the continuation of our crowd funding campaign to produce affordable, reusable, eco-friendly sanitary pads #ExcelPads in partnership with Women’s Worldwide Web (W4).

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Ronaldine participates at the Digital Participation Camp in Germany

In July 2016, our volunteer Ms Taku Ronaldine represented Girls Excel at the Digital Participation Camp (DPC) in Munster,  Germany. The Digital Participation camp is a global conference that connects young digital changemakers from Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia in order to identify the trends, strategies, and challenges involved in youth participation via social media, while also working on new international youth projects.

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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.


Starting the conversation about Menstruation

Menstruation is still a taboo topic in our Cameroon society. This shouldn’t be the case. Menstruation is a vital part of girls and women’s lives. It is a natural aspect of girls lives that should be treated with respect and dignity because it is a human right. We are sharing this beautiful poster made by Menstrual Hygiene Day to help you understand why we are so passionate about this fundamental human rights issue.

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Donate A Pad & Keep A girl in School

 

What is it about?

In April 2016, Girls Excel launched a new campaign called ‘Donate a pad and keep a girl in school’. This ONGOING campaign kicked off in April with an appeal of support on social media to raise 500 packets of sanitary pads to be donated to girls in rural communities and refugee camps in Cameroon on May 28th which is Menstrual Hygiene Day.

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