Menstrual Health Management for Girls

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Development Expertise Centre is working with schools in the Buikwe District in Central Uganda to support young girls in understanding and managing their sexuality. Every month, countless girls miss schooldays as a result of menstruation. Although parents are supposed to provide their young daughters with information about their sexuality, they too lack the skills to communicate and abdicate their responsibility to the school teachers. 80% of the girls in the targeted schools have had their first period with no prior information from either their parents or teachers. We are collaborating with them to provide parents and teachers with various skills to properly communicate to young people on issues of sexuality. And over 300 girls will receive education on menstrual health management and will be taught how to manage their menstruation through the use of reusable pads.