Sedarvp Ghana Career Guidance and Menstrual Hygiene Management Programme at Cheyohi JHS

Sedarvp-Ghana on Tuesday 9th of August, 2022 organized a Career Guidance and Menstrual Hygiene Programme for students of Cheyohi Junior High School (JHS), a rural community under the Kumbungu District Assembly.

As an organization, Sedarvp Ghana is committed to making available critical information and resources needed for total development of the youth, children and women empowerment as well as working to addressing other social challenges in Ghana and beyond especially in rural areas. Our mission therefore is to empower youngster through quality education, social justice and civic education for the betterment of humanity.

A career guidance programme was organized by Sedarvp Ghana in collaboration with Happiness for Free, a Tamale based women’s group to engaged and interact with the Junior High School students.

The Sedarvp Ghana team took the final year students through career guidance on educational options and their choice of courses to offer at the Senior High School as they are prepare to write the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The students were admonished through the series of presentations to avoid negative peer influence and focus on developing their individual strengths through their collective weaknesses.

The female students were also taken through a sanitization session on Menstrual Hygiene Management and Gender Sensitive. It is noted that females have specific physiological needs and hygiene problems due to their menstruation cycle.

The purpose of this project is to educate and empower adolescent women on menstrual hygiene management, such as how to use the sanitary pad, how to wash their private part during period, and how to properly disposed used pads.

The team further provides the female students with information of stigmatization and to dispel myths about menstruation, and cautioned them on the needs to use the pad and feel comfortable during their period.

The female students plead that sanitary pads should be made free or affordable to them as it’s costly for them to buy and their parent, particularly at the rural area do not really care in providing this basic need for their children during this period. The Assistant head teacher and the staff commended Sedarvp Ghana and Happiness for Free for such initiatives. He added, this program will educate the students on the choices available to them at the Senior High in relation to their weaknesses and strengths.

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