Always Keeping Girls in School (AKGIS) Guidance Counsellors and Peer Mentors Training Abeokuta

On the 19th and 20th of January 2022, Tabitha Cumi Foundation hosted a 2days Menstrual Hygiene Management training at Abeokuta Girls Grammar School Onikolobo, Abeokuta, Ogun state. The training, facilitated by Nendi Ohah and Abiola Olorukoba both staff of TCF was to build the capacity of 20 Peer Mentors and 10 Guidance Counsellors from 10 Always Keeping Girls in School (AKGIS) implemented schools in Abeokuta.

TCF team member presents the AKGIS sanitary box at the implementing schools in Ogun state

Cross section of students at the implementing school with their manuals and sanitary pads

The training was highly interactive and educative as both Guidance Counsellors and Peer Mentors were educated on roles of Guidance Counsellors and Peer Mentors. Other topics on the Female Anatomy, what is puberty, Menstruation, Menstrual products, Myths, Misconceptions and Taboos around menstruation were also taught amidst interesting ice breakers and energizer sessions. Learners were also split into groups to prepare their lessons and make mock presentations.

At the end of the training, peer mentors are expected to transmit this knowledge by stepping down the training to other girls in their respective schools while the guidance counsellors are to provide support to the girls.

TCF team member presents the sanitary pads and MHM manuals to the students

Cross section of AKGIS participants during MHM peer mentor training at Ogun State

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