World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2024

Activity Report

Location: Other
Activity Date: 26.05.2024
Start Time: 8:30 AM   End Time: 7:30 PM

Facilitators: Thomas Ogalo, Kelvin Otieno Opondo, Samambo Johannes Ingosi
Number of Participants: 635
Male: 20   Female: 615

Activity Purpose/ Summary:
The primary purpose of this activity was to commemorate World Menstrual Hygiene Day by raising awareness about menstrual hygiene management and providing support to young girls in the Nyangande community. This initiative aimed to educate the participants on the importance of menstrual health, provide essential hygiene supplies, and offer emotional and social support to children affected by recent floods.

Personnel Input:
Thomas organized and led various engaging team-building activities to keep the children entertained and interested. These activities were designed to foster a sense of community, teamwork, and mutual support among the participants.

Kelvin led a powerful presentation focusing on core values and resilience. This was particularly significant for the children who had recently experienced the trauma of floods. The presentation aimed to inspire and empower the children to overcome challenges and build resilience.

Jule, Coggiola, and Laura actively participated in the distribution of dignity packs, which included sanitary pads and panties. This effort was crucial in ensuring that the girls had access to necessary menstrual hygiene products, promoting their health and dignity. The volunteers took the opportunity to interact with the children, offering support and creating a safe space for them to share their experiences and concerns. This personal interaction helped build trust and provided emotional support to the children.

At the end of the day, Samambo facilitated a comprehensive debrief session, bringing together all participants to reflect on the day’s activities, share feedback, and consolidate learning experiences.

We successfully raised awareness about menstrual hygiene among young girls and their teachers from four different schools.

We fostered a strong sense of community and support through interactive and engaging activities.

We provided valuable education on resilience and core values, empowering the children to face their challenges with strength and positivity.

We distributed dignity packs to girls, ensuring they had the necessary hygiene products to manage their menstrual health with dignity.

We offered emotional support to children affected by recent floods, helping them feel heard and valued.

Unanticipated Achievements:
The collaboration with Kenya Red Cross, Aguko Foundation, and C-FAGHS proved to be highly effective, paving the way for future joint initiatives and partnerships.

We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the participants, including students and teachers, who expressed appreciation for the activities and the support provided.

Supporting Partners:
Kenya Redcross, Aguko Foundation, and C-FAGHS

May 26, 2024

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