Category Archive Menstrual Hygiene Management

Girls Excel empowers Migrant girls and women at Dockyard Fishing Port

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.

The first session on Menstrual Hygiene Management was presented by Ms Delphine Konda, Managing Director of Girls Excel, Ms Olivia Boum of KmerPad and Ms Azangi Enaveline, Program Coordinator of Girls Excel who made a detailed presentation of the topic as well as demonstration on how to use and dispose of different types of sanitary pads. Our partners from KmerPads even engaged the participants on how to use FAM, reusable sanitary pads which are bio degradable, long lasting and can be used for up to a year.

Another presentation was done by Ms Rita Zaumu, CEO of Ndems Communication who made an impressive presentation on Early and Forced marriages, a phenomenon affecting 1 in 3 girls before they turn 18 years and which is very rampant in the Mbonjo Island/Dockyard community. Ms Zaumu used her personal experiences as a case study to educate the community on the dangers of early, forced and child marriages.

 

 

Her presentation was followed by a session on the importance of Girls Education led by Ms Monica Laisin, Communication Officer, Girls Excel. At the end of the event, over 50 girls received REUSABLE SANITARY KITS from Kmerpads and DISPOSABLE SANITARY KITS from Girls Excel, Ndems Communication and Just Food as well as individuals. Media coverage was provided by @The Advocate Newspaper.

Pictures: Ndems Communication and The Advocate NewspaperG

Celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day in Debunscha

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.

It began with a welcome note from the Estate Manager of the CDC Debunscha camp Mr Ndive Hans and the Communication and Public Relation Manager Mr Manyanye Ikome who welcomed our team and applauded the initiative as well as all the other partners who made the event possible.

It was equally followed by a presentation from the Girls Excel team which included a brief history of the Menstrual Hygiene Day and the importance, challenges and benefits of Menstrual Hygiene Management.

At the end of the presentation, adequate time was allocated for a Q&A session where the girls asked different questions about their reproductive health and these questions were answered by a health personnel (Nurse) made available by CDC. Some of these questions included;

1. What causes Menstrual cramps and what can be done to ease the pain?

2. Why do some girls menstruate twice in a month?
3. Is it true that Menstrual cramps can be transfered from one girl to another?
4. Is it true that chocolate and other sweet things causes menstruation to over flow?

These and many more were some of the questions answered by the CDC health personnel. At the end of the event, all the partners received a vote of thanks from the girls who asked when next our team will be coming to Debunscha for another educational activity. The event ended with the distribution of sanitary pads to over 60 girls who participated in the event.

We use this opportunity to thank all our partners and supporters who financial and moral support made this event successful. We especially thank Reference TV in Limbe for providing Media Coverage during this event.

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.