Menstrual health education is a crucial aspect of promoting overall health and well-being and empowering adolescent girls, particularly in rural communities where access to information and resources are limited. Implementing menstrual hygiene management programs in secondary schools can have a significant impact on the confidence, and academic performance of young girls. By providing comprehensive education on menstrual health and hygiene, and making menstrual products available for girls in schools in rural communities, Equity Watch Initiative and Girls Opportunity Alliance are creating a supportive environment that addresses the challenges and stigma associated with menstruation while ensuring that girls do not have to stop school because they are menstruating. In this round, we took our menstrual health education and reusable and disposable pads to Community secondary school Umuitodo, Obollo Nkwo, Udenu LGA, one of the most hard-to-reach communities in Enugu state.
Here are some photos from the event.