Category Activities and projects

Girls Excel bracing the odds to promote reproductive health in Ndu

I just wanted to tell you how much I am using your teaching on Menstrual Hygiene Management to impact hundreds of girls here. Teaching at the Nkambe Field Youth camp last Thursday, where more than 70 girls were touched by the teachings emanating from a man. It was awesome and I thank God for Girls Excel – Koyoh Nformi

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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.


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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One day sensitisation with girls in Limbe

In celebration of the 31st edition of the International women’s day commemorated under the theme ‘Pledge for Parity’, Girls Excel organized a one day sensitization event that brought together 45 girls from two schools in Limbe, South West region of Cameroon. The girls who were from the Cameroon Baptist Main and Classical schools were between the ages of 8 and 11 years and in primary four, five and six.

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The Challenge

In addition to having to live with the damaging taboo that surrounds menstruation in Cameroon, many girls and women there struggle every month just to manage their periods hygienically, something that many of us take for granted. Lacking access to basic sanitary and hygiene products or facilities, women are forced to use unhygienic cloth and girls often skip school out of shame and fear of bullying. Lack of basic products or knowledge about how to manage menstruation can lead to both physical and psychological harm and results in girls missing out on crucial education. UNESCO estimates that 1 in 10 African girls skip school during their period, eventually leading to a higher school drop out rate.

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