A set of washable reusable sanitary pads was distributed to each menstruating girls of Shree Hari Basic School located in Mechi Nagar Municipality (around 460 km east of Kathmandu in Jhapa district in east Nepal). All together 80 sets of washable reusable sanitary pads were distributed. Leaflets in local language, with information about menstrual hygiene management, was also provided along with the sanitary pad sets. The sanitary pads were handed over to the Child Club representatives and the school teacher and distributed by organizing a small event.
Mr. Guru, teacher of the school, stated that the support of reusable sanitary pads and the orientation about menstruation, its management and the use of washable reusable sanitary pads is very helpful for the personal hygiene management of young girls.
With the motive of enhancing the ability of school girls to manage their menstruation and their health, 360 sets of washable reusable sanitary pads were supported to Shree Shikshya Bikash Secondary School located in Letang Municipality (around 490 km east of Kathmandu in Morang district in east Nepal). Leaflets in local language containing information about menstrual hygiene management were also provided along with the sanitary pad sets. Additional to sanitary pads, reusable face masks and stationery items were handed over to the Child Club of the school and were distributed to the students by organizing a small event.
Chetana, vice-secretary of Child Club, stated that even in the normal times, poverty and lack of basic services often cause menstrual health and hygiene needs to go unmet. In this context, the use of washable reusable sanitary pads will be very helpful for their personal hygiene management.
To live healthy, productive and dignified lives, it is essential that girls are able to manage menstrual bleeding effectively. Considering this fact, ECCA supported washable reusable sanitary pads (along with a leaflet containing information on menstrual hygiene management, menstrual cycle tracking paper, and using procedure) to 930 menstruating girl students (from class 6 to 10) of Shree Dhulabari Secondary School, situated in Dhulabari, Jhapa district of Nepal.
The girl students shared that the orientation provided by ECCA helped to enhance the knowledge and practice of menstrual hygiene among school girls. They added, “As all the menstruating girls were gifted with a set of reusable sanitary pads, they will feel comfortable during their periods in several ways. The pads provided by ECCA can be easily carried in school bag or pocket, due to which the girls will not have to hurry to the market/home to manage the sanitary pad during school hours. We thank ECCA for organizing this program on such an important issue for girls.”
ECCA conducted an event aiming at creating awareness among 200 adolescent school girls about the importance of menstrual hygiene, as well as the distribution of reusable sanitary pads among them. The event conducted at Prerana Vidhyashram School situated in Harisiddhi, Lalitpur district of Nepal, included an interaction session to make the school girls aware of the right menstrual hygiene practices. Leaflets in local language (with information about menstrual hygiene management) were also provided along with the sanitary pad sets. Four sanitary bins were also placed inside the girls' toilets, for safe and easy disposal of used sanitary pads.
The students thanked for the support and shared “No more fear to change sanitary napkins, or to participate in any extracurricular activities at school, or discomfort to attend classes”.
With the motive of improving girls’ menstruation hygiene, a set of washable reusable sanitary pads was distributed to each menstruating girls of Shree Kavisiromani Secondary School located in Mechi Nagar Municipality (around 460 km east of Kathmandu in Jhapa district in east Nepal). All together 220 sets of washable reusable sanitary pads were distributed.
Mrs. Dhara, teacher of the school stated that the support of washable reusable sanitary pads and the orientation about menstruation, its proper management and the use of washable reusable sanitary pads will be very helpful for the personal hygiene management of young girls.
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