Mentors from the innovative Adesua Kruwa project of Mother of all Nations Foundation (MOANF) http:// moanf,org engaged Basic 6 students in a crucial conversation about menstrual hygiene and the need to clarify myths about menstruation today Thursday, June, 1 2023.
The interactive sessions were held at various centers in the Madina Municipality of Accra, Ghana. The purpose of the sessions was to cast light on menstrual hygiene management, a topic that, despite its significance, is often mired in misinformation and social stigma.
The mentors emphasized the importance of understanding, respecting, and maintaining menstrual hygiene to both girls and boys. “Breaking the silence around menstruation is essential,” stated a mentor. “When girls are educated and boys are sensitized from a young age, negative attitudes, practices, and norms may be challenged and altered.”
The Adesua Kruwa project is part of MOANF’s commitment to promoting health and well-being. By involving boys in these discussions, the project seeks to foster a culture of empathy and respect while debunking myths and misconceptions surrounding menstruation.
“We believe in comprehensive education, which encompasses body awareness and respect for biological differences,” said Susan Naa Lamley Lamptey, the project coordinator. “By educating our students about menstrual hygiene, we are preparing them to be more empathetic, responsible, and knowledgeable individuals.”
The session was well received by both students and instructors, who acknowledged the need for such discussions. A teacher at Umar Bun Hatab Basic School stated, “Our girls face a number of obstacles and misconceptions regarding menstruation. This initiative will go a long way toward fostering a supportive and compassionate environment for them.”
It is expected that these lessons on menstrual hygiene will increase the school attendance rates of girls, who frequently leave school during their periods due to a lack of knowledge and resources.
As the Adesua Kruwa project proceeds to broaden the horizons of learning for Basic 6 students, it reaffirms its commitment to inclusive education. This initiative once again demonstrates that the project is more than an academic endeavor; it is a mission to cultivate individuals who are well-rounded, knowledgeable, and empathetic.
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