According to a UNESCO report, one in ten African adolescent girls miss school during menstruation and ultimately drop out of school due to negative and anti-social situations. For many adolescents, lack of menstrual health education causes multiple health hazards especially during the first experience of menstruation.
Improving Menstrual Health Among Girls in Ikot Idaha is a project by South-South Coordinator, Peculiar Caleb. Through classroom dialogues, young adolescents shared their experiences and the challenges they confront during menstruation which includes stigmatization and the increased cost of sanitary pads.
At the end of the health talk, Peculiar shared healthy tips to practice during menstruation. The boys were also invited to join the conversation to support and advocate for the girls.