2017年7月3日月曜日

Report on the workshop 'Menstrual Hygiene Management and Re-usable Sanitary Pads making'

The workshop of Menstrual Hygiene Management and Reusable sanitary pad training was conducted by Our partner NGO, SORAK Development Agency in April 10th and 11th in Mubende district, Uganda.

Male teachers attended this workshop and explained the discussion about MHM

The goal of this workshop is to equip pupils, parents and teachers with knowledge and skills on Menstrual Hygiene Management(MHM) and making of reusable pads.

By the end of the training participants were expected to:
・Learn how to make reusable pads.
・Have a clear understanding of the MHM and be able to explain it to their peers.
・Understand their individual roles and responsibilities in MHM.

In this workshop, 30 children (21 girls and 9 boys), 6 teachers, 3 parents were selected as participants.

Participants in group discussions discussing parent’s roles in MHM promotion

The highlighted features are to involve BOYs in this workshop to raise their awareness for gender-related matters (no more bullying to girls) and select parents having a child at the targeted school with also a sewing machine for the purpose of the alternative income created by themselves through sawing re-usable sanitary pads for sale.



Parents to adolescent girls /tailors owning sawing machines participate in the demonstration

Parents cutting materials for the training


These activities contributed towards promoting more understanding of MHM by all participants in group discussions, question and answer sessions, group presentations, sharing of personal experiences.

Group 3 members presenting roles children, parents and teachers play in promotion of MHM
Angellah of Kibalinga P/S  takes alead of her group
Halima of Lwawuna P/S leads a discussion on how girls feel about Menstruation
Trainer demonstrating how to make re-usable pads to participants
Trainer demonstrating how to make re-usable pads
At first, boys felt shy and thought that MHM is associated with girls only, though they fully participated in group work and later they became comfortable and freely started talking about menstruation with girls.


Wasswa from Lwawuna P/S presenting boy’s involvement in MHM



All participants were able to understand their individual roles and responsibilities in MHM.

※Roles and responsibilities in promoting MHM
Children: Knowing their menstrual cycle, proper disposal, care and management of used pad (both disposal and re-usable)
Parents: Providing pads for their children, sensitizing their children about menstruation and also providing a favorable environment at home for girls like separating girl’s rooms from boy’s
Teachers: providing a concussive environment at school like separating girl’s toilets from boy’s, stocking pads at school to help girls in case of emergency


At the end of the training participants were asked to evaluate on the following;
 30 out of 39 participants promised to use and apply the newly acquired skills if availed with the materials.
 35 out of 39 participants recommended for project extension for other adolescents to benefit from other schools.

Adolescent participant perception of day one’s training

By the end of the training participants were knowledgeable on key issues of MHM.

Movie is the lecture for how to use reusable sanitary pad. Boys join and look so FUN‼
Please click this movie↓↓↓

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The detail report is as following report.

*This project is supported by Lush Japan Co., Ltd.


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