Our team is working towards promoting menstrual hygiene in rural and disadvantaged areas of Tanzania. Hence, we are targeting schools such as Kishumundu, Mnini and Mruwia primary and secondary schools.Another impactful school visit. Getting into action is what Dynamic Community Impact Organization is all about.
Our aim is to break the boundaries around menstruation, reduce negative stigma surrounding this topic and stress the importance of menstrual hygiene. Thus, allowing girls to feel empowered and confident about this natural phenomenon within classrooms and society.
On 29th May, we delivered an extended awareness session at Kishumundu primary school to a class of 72 children aged 10-15. We introduced the menstruation cycle, discussed menstrual hygiene and initiated conversations about puberty. The session was given to both girls and boys in order to increase their knowledge and understanding of these crucial topics.
Over the course of the session, we realized that most of the pupils had never previously seen a sanitary pad. This reflects a certain taboo around menstruation along with limited access to pads. However, the team was keen on teaching girls to properly use and dispose sanitary pads in order to avoid skin irritation, infections and Hepatitis B.
Additionally, we were impressed by the children’s receptiveness and engagement. They all were open to participate in discussions and share their thoughts.
As a conclusion, we are convinced that bringing up awareness on menstruation will create a friendly environment for Tanzanian girls to thrive. We believe that normalizing conversation on that topic will enable future generations to confidently pursue their academic, personal and professional ambitions regardless of gender.
We’re so proud to have had an impact on 72 children. As a next step, we’re planning to target our efforts towards providing girls with sanitary pads to ensure effective implementation of menstrual hygiene standards.
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