Girl-Centered Sanitation and Improved Menstrual Hygiene in Uganda

Contract partner: IRC - International Water and Sanitation CentreCountry: Uganda Funding amount: € 77.290,00Project start: 15.11.2012End: 30.06.2013

Short Description:

Overall goal

Lack of adequate latrines for girls’ special needs during adolescence and poor conditions and practices for menstrual hygiene is an important cause for drop out of girls from school. Due to this, girls in Uganda can miss up to 50 days of school or work per year.

Therefore, this project aims at reduceing drop-out rates and improve girls’ education through girl-centred sanitation and hygiene.

The activities will promote adequate sanitation facilities and menstrual hygiene practices responsive to girls’ needs in primary schools in rural Uganda.

Beneficiaries are primary school girls between 10 and 16 years in 350 schools.

Target groups are School Health Clubs, WASH policy makers, NGOs and international organisations, universities, schools, parents and pupils.

Expected results are an increased awareness about and learning opportunities for menstrual hygiene and puberty-related body changes in 350 primary schools.

Responsiveness to impacts of different hygiene and sanitation interventions in schools on class attendance and drop-out has improved.

project number2630-01/2012
source of fundingOEZA
sector Basisgesundheit
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