RAKOD FOUNDATION

*Menstruation; a natural process not a taboo -.*

Unfortunately, menstrual practices are still clouded by socio-cultural and religious constraints in Ghana and this accentuates the need for adequate menstrual hygiene education. The effects of poor menstrual hygiene can lead to ill health, school absenteeism, and low self-confidence among others on the adolescent girl.

To eradicate the menace and stigmatization, the adolescent girl faces during menstruation, We at Rakod Foundation focuses on educating and organizing programs which gives education to the girls especially.It targeted in-school adolescent girls and boys to sensitize them on menstrual hygiene management and also train boys as menstrual hygiene advocates to provide peer support to menstruating girls in school.these are mostly done in the marginalized/identified communities across the country.

Some of the main objectives of our programmes is to...
1. Empowerment of the girl child
2. Improve their self esteem and self actualisation
3. Believe that periods are part of the life of a woman and prepare their minds on ways to accommodate these periods.
4. Create a supportive chain that allows for assistance during the time of menstruation...
5. Eradicate menstruation to being dirt and taboos......etc.

Rakod foundation is focuses on dedicating the girl child to believe and understands that menstruation is a natural biological process experienced by all adolescent girls and it shouldn’t be treated as a taboo. We encouraged all girls saying, “Speak up, ask questions and don’t shy away from menstruation”. By laying emphasis on menstrual health as a right for girls just as the right to education and life. “Girls need the right information on their reproductive health and especially to understand their body before they reach puberty, so they don’t feel vulnerable and confused at its onset of menarche”.

Rakod foundation do not only educate them but also provide them with sanitary pads and how to use and dispose them off well.

The outreach gathered more than 400 adolescents within the ages of 9-15 years, from five different Junior high and primary schools and different communities.

Donations

  • Ivy Tsaku 
    • £10 
    • 27 d
  • Michael Bammeke 
    • £10 
    • 1 mo
  • Chrissy Doe 
    • £5 
    • 1 mo
  • Josephine Amoah  
    • £10 
    • 1 mo
  • Georgette Pianim 
    • £10 
    • 1 mo

Organizer

Josephine Amoah 
Organizer
Ashford, South East England, United Kingdom
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