Girls in control

Kristine Yakhama
Posted May 25, 2019 from Kenya
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Girls in control is Good Health Community Programmes pilot approach to solving the problem of menstrual hygiene management amongst school girls in rural and peri- urban areas. 

We believe that girls educational performance can be directly improved through better menstrual hygiene management in their schools .Girls in control is a comprehensive package, concentrating on provision of appropiate, hygiene facilities in schools , timely information about MHM and improved access to sanitary materials.

On any given day, more than 800 million women world wide are menstruating.But despite menstruations central role in womanhood, deep rooted taboos, lack of education and poor hygiene facilities in developing countries mean many women suffer shame,embarrassment and social exclusion around their monthly periods .These issues have long- term impacts on womens health, education,livelihoods and safety.

Taboos around menstruation exclude women from work and study, while a lack of education and poor hygiene facilities often put them at risk of disease, harassment and even attack.

This story was submitted in response to Menstruation Matters.

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Jill Langhus
May 25
May 25

Hi Kristine,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing this great and important pilot program in the community. Is this program one of your initiatives? Do you have more information about it, or a FB/Twitter page to follow and found out more about it?

Hope you're doing well, and having a great day!

Kristine Yakhama
May 25
May 25

Am fine thanks.I develooed the concept its unfortunate its not on social media good evening

Jill Langhus
May 26
May 26

Great to hear:-) Oh, I see.

Any plans to market or publicize it more?

Thank you:-)

Kristine Yakhama
May 26
May 26

I have no plans but will be humbled if shared on Worldpulse thanks good evening

Jill Langhus
May 26
May 26

Oh, yes, that would be good. It will most likely be picked up in the "featured" section and possibly on social media, too. It would be great, though, if you had a way for people to hear more about it, someplace to direct them to.

Hope you have a great evening.

Kristine Yakhama
May 26
May 26

Thanks for your prompt response.Please provide link I share.
Much appreciated.
Kristine.

Jill Langhus
May 26
May 26

You're welcome. I'm not sure what link you're referring to, dear? You can private message me, too.

Kristine Yakhama
May 27
May 27

Worldpulse twitter,facebook thanks good afternoon

Jill Langhus
May 27
May 27

I will private message you, dear...

Kristine Yakhama
May 27
May 27

Noted with thanks

Jill Langhus
May 27
May 27

You're welcome!

Lisbeth
May 25
May 25

This is a great news and it offers an opportunity for girls and women in your country to know or learn more about "period".

Do you work for the organization? Or maybe you part of the working team? It will be very interesting work I guess.
Splendid! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

Kristine Yakhama
May 25
May 25

Thanks for your response am part of the team

Kristine Yakhama
May 25
May 25

Good evening

Hello, Kristine,

So true! Preach it, sister!