2019年1月13日日曜日

【Educational Environment】Facilitating Sex Education session by MHM peer club

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.

A club member explaining on sex education to fellow pupils

At this time, we will report about Activity 2-2-3 ‘Facilitating Sex Education session by MHM peer club’ conducted in November 2018.

Three MHM clubs (8girls&4boys) were formed from 3 target schools. The purpose of these clubs was to spearhead Menstruation Hygiene Management (MHM), gender awareness and sex education by reaching out to fellow students through the child-child approach. Last time, The MHM clubs conducted MHM session (one session in each of the three schools) toward their school pupils. This time, they conducted Sex Education session, and the club members informed their peers on physical changes between boys and girls, as well as helped to built their capacities, especially for girls, to defend themselves from issues of sexual exploitation and harassment


Sex education session going on by the club

Sex education training by the club

Pupils responding questions raised above

Pupils participating the session  conducted by the club


TOPICs
      Understanding reproductive health and sexuality issues
      Understanding puberty
      Early sexual intercourse and dangers associated with it
      Examples of cunning words that boys and sugar daddies use
      Forms of sexual violence
      Where to report sex abuse and harassment
      Value of education


OUTCOMEs
Ø  Pupils understood the body changes such as physical growth that occur in both boys and girls.
Ø  Pupils knew some of danger for a person being exposed in early sexual intercourse including death, unwanted pregnancies, HIV/AIDS, and STIs (sexually transmitted infections), dropping out of school etc.
Ø  Pupils were informed on some of major forms of sexual harassments that mostly occur include; molestation, rape, defilement, early and forced marriages etc.
Ø  Pupils are able to report some sexual violence to relevant responsible authorities. They can now mention places where they repot sexual abuse and to whom they report including police, leaders including political, religious, technical and other opinion leaders, schools, elders, relatives among others.
Ø  Pupils understood the value of education and the purpose of staying in school. 


Lastly, through this activity, we believe the long-term impact will be the decrease in school dropout. 


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



2018年12月24日月曜日

【Educational Environment】Facilitating Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) session by MHM peer club


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 having a group photo after the session

At this time, we will report about Activity 2-2-2 ‘Facilitating Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) session by MHM peer club’ conducted in Nov 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, The MHM clubs conducted gender awareness raising sessions (one session in each of the three schools) toward their school pupils. This time, they conducted MHM session, and club members trained their peers on issues related to MHM including making of reusable sanitary pads


MHM club facilitating MHM training

Demonstrating how to use a reusable sanitary pad

The club members demonstrating how the material is used

MHM club taught their peers about proper personal hygiene management

Topics
      General overview of menstruation.
      Menstrual cycle.
      Signs and symptoms/ characteristics of menstruation.
      Menstrual Hygiene Management.
      Making of reusable sanitary pad.

Outcome
      Pupils understood what menstruation is and who are the people starting their menstruation periods.
      624 pupils (215 boys and 409 girls) were trained in MHM and the boys will fight against the habit of bullying girls whenever their clothes are stained with blood.
      School managers pledged to continue supporting the clubs and appreciated their roles.
      All the 3 project schools accepted to allocate time in every week for the MHM club activities especially in reusable sanitary pad making.

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



2018年12月9日日曜日

【Educational Environment】Child-child gender awareness by Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Peer clubs


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

Topics
      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
  
Outcome
      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.

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



2018年12月4日火曜日

【Environmental Protection】School based environmental education and awareness campaigns


Hello, this is Global Bridge Network (GBN)!
Regarding ‘Environmental Protection through Expanding Lemon grass growing and Education in Uganda’, this is the second report of 2nd year of this project.


Environmental Education at school
This time, ‘Activity 1.6: School based environmental education and awareness campaigns’ were carried out on June 2018.
A total of 8,020 children were participated in 16 schools of at least 500 child enrolment.

The purpose of this campaigns
1.     To instill the value of protecting and taking good care of the environment in children’s minds through various environmental conservation measures.
2.     To increase schools’ awareness on environmental protection methods and the reasons why they are needed for example, tree planting, lemon grass growing, and environmental conservation laws among others.



Environmental Education at school

Environmental Education at school


The outcomes of this training were as following.
  • Children noted how it would be punishable to break school rules related to environment protection.
  • School children promised to inform their parents about lessons learnt in order for them to know the importance of conserving the environment.
  • Teachers thanked for the support to providing tree seedlings to schools which will help foster environment conservation with in schools and in the community.


These campaigns created mass awareness among school children and teachers, and strength school rules and regulations as well as raise opportunities to take actions for environmental protection.

You can find the details in the reports below,

*This project is supported by Japan Fund for Global Environment of the Environmental Restoration (JFGE) and by Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency (ERCA)




2018年11月6日火曜日

【Educational Environment】Community meetings based on awareness of re-usable sanitary pad

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..

SORAK explaining the advantages of reusable sanitary pads


At this time, we will report about Activity 3-2 ‘Conduct 13 parish community meetings based on providing reusable sanitary pad information and awareness raising’

The meetings were intended to promote the use of SORAK-made reusable sanitary pads as well as to make parents/guardians more aware about their roles and responsibilities in promoting MHM among girls attending school in order to reduce on girl’s absenteeism’s as a result of menstruation.

Topics
  • Brief overview of menstrual hygiene management
  • Roles of parents in the promotion of menstrual hygiene management for girls attending school
  • Introduction of SORAK-made reusable sanitary pads
  • Showing the advantages of the reusable sanitary pads
  • Applicability/How to use

Demonstrating how a reusable sanitary pad is used with a nicker

Participants attentively learning how to use a SORAK-made reusable pad

 
 Outcome
  • At the end of the awareness-raising meetings, participants were able to commit to proper menstrual hygiene management, in addition to knowing the dangers/risks girls are exposed to while using unhygienic menstrual materials.
  • Parents who participated in the awareness-raising meetings acknowledged their roles and responsibilities of providing materials for their daughters during menstruation. Some pledged to provide support to their children during menstruation.
  • Fifteen (15) promotional sets of reusable sanitary pads were sold during the awareness meetings. SORAK also donated 5 sets of reusable sanitary pads to active participants.
  • Thirteen (13) community-based active SORAK sales representatives were successfully identified to find clients in need of reusable pads. This will also help to provide feedback regarding SORAK-made reusable pads from users to SORAK for making quality improvements.





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

2018年10月15日月曜日

We are invited to the celebration of Ugandan independence day on October 9th!

Hello, we are Global Bridge Network (GBN)!
October 9th is the independence day of Uganda. This is 56th independence day since 1962.
We are really honored to be invited this celebration party by the Ugandan embassy.

Japanese Junior high school students was singing Ugandan anthem!

A lot of people have attended this party!

Ambassador Betty Grace Akech was greeting!

We could attend this celebration with your highly supports for our activities.

We found some Ugandan traditional food...!
Chapati

This is described as "Ugali".
This name is familiar in Kenya! We have called this food"Posho" in Uganda...!

We would like to act to be a bridge with all over the world as our name.
Thank you for your continuous cooperation!






2018年10月1日月曜日

【Educational Environment】Kick Start sanitary pad production and supply chain


We are implementing 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..



Making sanitary pads at the SORAK shade 

At this time, we will report about Activity 3-1, Kick Start sanitary pad production and supply chain

The main purpose of this activity is to start a sanitary pad making at the shade of SORAK office and sell them with the affordable price at the local communities so that the project will be sustained by its supply chain. Also, expanding sanitary pad users will help girls to stay school.

 cotton wool (uda) 


 Cutting the materials to make reusable sanitary pads

Inserting buttons on reusable sanitary pads 


Packing the reusable sanitary pads 


 The more sanitary pads sold, the more girls who can stay in school.

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