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

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