GIRLS HEALTH PROJECT
Days for Girls: Female Health and Hygiene in Rural Ghana
Location: Ho, Ghana
Start Dates: June 15, 2019 and September 21, 2019
Student Demographic: Girls and boys, ages 9 to 19
CCS Ghana and local NGO Days for Girls have teamed together to create a 1 week program to introduce and teach basics on female health and hygiene to boys and girls in junior high schools in the Volta region of Ghana.
- Day 1, Training: Receive professional training from a Days for Girls representative on presenting fundamental information on the reproductive system, menstrual cycles, and personal hygiene.
- Day 2, Empowerment: Teach your own lesson on a topic related to empowerment such as self-defense, healthy lifestyles, career or personal development, emotional well-being, or a new skill!
- Days 3- 5, Curriculum & Distribution: Present Days for Girls to female students & Men Who Know to male students through a dedicated curriculum, including lessons on sanitation, sexual health, self-defense, and women's empowerment. Then, distribute reusable menstrual kits to female students, which reduce waste and financial burden in communities where access to hygiene materials is a struggle.