Menstrual Hygiene Management Mini-Toolbox for Teachers and Schools in Zambia

MHM toolbox

Menstrual Hygiene Management or MHM is an important component of a “WASH Friendly School”. As it is a new concept in schools, the SPLASH project is offering various kinds of support to teachers to help set up MHM programs and facilities to help keep girls and female teachers in school. SPLASH stands for Schools Promoting Learning Achievement through Sanitation and Hygiene. SPLASH recently developed a toolkit “Menstrual Hygiene Management Mini-Toolbox for Teachers and Schools in Zambia” designed to help classroom and guidance teachers, SHN coordinators, and other school personnel in Zambian primary schools who are carrying out menstrual hygiene management (MHM) programs or activities in their school. It contains a set of basic documents such as a checklist for schools, a visual aid of the female reproductive system that can be used for teaching pupils or other teachers about the science of menstruation, and sanitary towel (pad) patterns that could be easily made by girls themselves. As MHM gets more established in schools, more and better tools will be developed and added to the toolkit (which should be considered a “work in progress”).

 

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