This is the second phase of the project on ‘Improvement of school environment to combat Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) challenges to Stop Adolescent Girls’ School Dropouts in Uganda’ supported by funds from the Lush Charity Bank of Lush Japan, Co., Ltd..
Students attending gender awareness training
At this time, we will report about Activity 2-2-1 ‘Child-child gender awareness by MHM Peer clubs’ conducted in May 2018.
Three MHM clubs (8girls&4boys) were formed from 3 target schools. The purpose of these clubs was to spearhead MHM, gender awareness and sex education by reaching out to fellow students through the child-child approach.
Last time, they were trained in MHM, gender awareness and sex education, including sexual and reproductive health rights awareness.
This time, the clubs conducted gender awareness raising sessions (one session in each of the three schools) toward their school pupils.
|Preparing for the gender training by MHM club|
|Facilitating the training by MHM club|
Noting down what learners have learnt from the training
● Differentiating gender and sex
● Examples of gender-based characteristics
● Different gender roles and responsibilities
● Roles of students/pupils as change agents
● Roles of teachers/educators as change agents
* Change agents’ means a model or to be used as leaders of change to spread knowledge and information to other community members
● Pupils were able to differentiate gender and sex
● MHM club facilitators clearly indicated that sex and gender
● At the end of the training, pupils were able to freely mention most of the gender roles and responsibilities segregated according to gender.
● The MHM club members informed pupils about their roles and responsibilities as change agents. Female pupils (girls) were tasked to act as promoters and advocates against Sexual Gender Based Violence.
● Teachers were also reminded of their roles and responsibilities in promoting an environment that is gender sensitive.
*This project is supported by Lush Japan Co., Ltd.