In preparation for National Hygiene Day (May 28th, 2021) KNTS and Rugbwa (Rural and Urban Grassroots Business Women Association) partnered to teach young IDPs (Internally displaced persons due to war) about menstrual hygiene and personal care.
As you will see in theses pictures below, they made quite an impact on the young adults every time they did a presentation. The young girls were happy and very appreciative. Feedback they have been giving is that they feel more confident about them selves at all times and have taken the knowledge learned to other young girls. Menstrual phobia leads some young women to be stressed, anxious, absent from school and shame. Knowing how to take care of themselves during their menses and that it is a natural God given process that God blessed and empowered women with to guarantees the continuation of His creation, makes the girls feel confident as they now know they are partnering with God. They have a sacred assignment so to speak!
KNTS and RUGBWA in the Community
RUGBWA and KNTS in continued collaboration and preparation for Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021, reached out into the community to teach young girls about menstrual Hygiene.
Nothing is left to the imagine as this is a very delicate transitional period in a young girl’s maturation process so RUGBWA representatives do a demonstration.
The girls are taught how to use beads to count their menstrual cycle. Most of them are displaced because of the on going war in Cameroon, West Africa and have no access to calendars or daily planner. Thankfully, nature is full of resources. Sanitary pads are then distributed to the internally displaced people (IDPs).
International Menstrual Hygiene Day – May 24th, 2021
On International Menstrual Hygiene Day – May 24th, 2021, KNTS in collaboration with Rugbwa, went to a local school to educate the students on how to follow their menstrual cycle.
They discussed the elimination of menstrual stigma, and how to produce menstrual bracelet beads to tract their menstrual cycle. They were taught “Menstruation is every girl’s pride and No to menstruation stigma.”
Some pads were left at the school infirmary. This was possible because of your donations. Thank you! Please continue to donate; you are changing lives!
Then KNTS and Rugbwa Facilitators sat down to deliberate, reviews their work, plan and relax after a very hectic day. Pictures below captured the whole experience. Please donate to facilitate these efforts. Every dollar makes a difference. Thank you.
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Executive Director and Founder of KNTS (Kola Nut Tree Services, Inc)