On the 22nd and 23rd of December 2018, Girls Excel with the support of

UK in Cameroon trained over 27 adolescents Girls in the South West Region of Cameroon on menstrual Hygiene management (MHM) within the framework of our Menstrual Hygiene Campaign in Schools funded by the British High Commission,Yaounde.
Taking place at the Women’s Empowerment Center in Limbe, the two day workshop brought together 27 adolescent girls from Harper Wise, GHS Mbonjo, GHS Bonadikombo, Kulu Memorial College, Kemonde Veterian College, Full Gospel Church Moliwe, Saker Baptist College under the auspices of the Sub Divisional Delegate for Youth Affairs, Limbe I.
Collaborating with other local organisations like New Dawn Foundation,Amen Foundation, Hope for Vulnerable and Orphans.
The workshop educated Girls on good menstrual Hygiene practices and other reproductive health issues such as the dangers of teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDs etc. The girls also learned the art of making their own washable sanitary pads as well as their own menstrual beads to understand their cycle and know when to take their sanitary pads to school. At the end of the training, the participants received a certificate of participation qualifying them as peer educators to train their peers.

On the 4th of May 2019, Girls Excel fulfilled its promise to the peer educators who participated in a two day workshop organised within the framework of the project ‘Menstrual Hygiene Campaign in Schools’ in December 2018. Represented by two of our members Ms Mercy Dinka’a (State registered nurse and volunteer ) and Ms Etaka Tchunte Bibiche (accountant and volunteer),  a new Girls Excel Mentoring (GEM) Club was launched  at the Atlantic Technical and Commercial College (HARPAWISE) in Limbe, South West region of Cameroon. Girls Excel creates these  girls-led clubs in rural communities and schools to train adolescent girls as peer educators on menstrual hygiene management and reproductive health education. Thanks to funding from the British High Commission in Yaounde, Girls Excel  has been able to train a total of over 153 girls in 4 regions namely Adamawa, Far North, South West and North West regions in Cameroon.

The student and school administrators were very happy about the materials that they receive to run the club and they are very happy with Girls Excel and the British High Commission in Yaounde. At the end of the launching ceremony, we promised the students that Girls Excel and their school administrators are always ready to support their leadership journey

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