JRS Chad: Celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day

04 July 2022

On Saturday, May 28th, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Chad and the community at Fourkouloum site in Lake Chad celebrated Menstrual Hygiene Day to continue raising awareness on the importance of MHM for inclusive and quality education.

The event is funded by Entreculturas, through the Luz de las Niñas (LdN) campaign. The Girls’ Club members, supported by ECW and UNICEF, were the main participants of the different activities, performing dances, reading the children’s book “Afaf and the Golden Egg” (by JRS-Entreculturas on girls’ empowerment) and performing theatre plays on forced marriages and menstrual hygiene management (MHM).

Please enjoy these photos from the event, all provided by Irene Galera (Regional Communications Officer, JRS West Africa & Great Lakes):

Celebrating in Fourkouloum primary school the Menstrual Hygiene World Day on 28th May 2022, within Entreculturas campaign La Luz de las Niñas (LdN).
Primary class at Fourkouloum school in Lake Chad. There, JRS in consortium with ACRA and CELIAF, and funds from UNICEF-ECW, created the Club des Filles and launched the MHM project. In 2022, JRS launched a theatre-reading-alphabetisation-art project with Entreculturas.
Another picture of the primary class at Fourkouloum school in Lake Chad.
Members of the Club des Filles at a primary class at Fourkouloum school in Lake Chad.
On the right, a deaf student plays with his friend (left) on a primary class at Fourkouloum school in Lake Chad.
Ahead of the celebration of the Menstrual Hygiene World Day on 28th May 2022, children and JRS staff read together the book Afaf and the Golden Egg.
Celebrating in Fourkouloum primary school the Menstrual Hygiene World Day on 28th May 2022, within Entreculturas campaign La Luz de las Niñas (LdN): theatre play against forced marriage performed by students.
Girls from Bagasola school, Lake Chad province, Chad, record radio spots on Menstrual Hygiene at the local radio, in order to raise awareness.
Falmata,13 year old and a native of Fourkouloum village, danced during the Menstrual Hygiene World Day on 28th May 2022 in Fourkouloum site, within Entreculturas campaign La Luz de las Niñas (LdN). In the photo, she reads the children book “Afaf and the Golden Egg.”

 

You can view the rest of the photos here.