The project called "menstrual hygiene management" (MHM) aims to end stigma and discrimination against adolescent girls who have started menstruation by promoting positive support for them. UNICE will focus on schools that have already benefited from improved WASH services through the living schoolyard projects (2016-2020) in order to address the issue of access to water and sanitation facilities.

Project goals:

  • 50 schools under the living schoolyard project in 3 districts (Nkhotakota, Chikwawa and Machinga) will be targeted
  • 6,000 girls in the targeted schools will benefit from sanitary pads and MHM
  • 300 school mentors and 50 mother groups will receive training on MHM
  • 2,000 reusable sanitary pads will be provided every year as well as the training for girls to make their own

UNICEF is a non-governmental organisation that advocates for the protection of children's rights, helps children across the world meet basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Re&Act and UNICEF have partnered to support innovative and sustainable projects for children since 2006.

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