Endline dissemination meeting on Always Keeping Girls in School (AKGIS)
Tabitha Cumi Foundation hosted stakeholders to the End-line Dissemination Meeting to share the findings of qualitative (FGD’s & KII’s) & quantitative (surveys) analysis carried out on a sample size of participants on the Always Keeping Girls in School project sponsored by Procter & Gamble for 1500 beneficiaries in FCT & Ogun State.
At Endline, findings showed that there was an increase of 84% of girls on knowledge of menstrual hygiene management compared to the baseline where we found 66% respondents who reported that they knew something about menstruation.
At Endline 63% of the girls remain in school when they see that their period has started while at baseline, we found 23% who leave school and a 23% who avoid other students for a lack of sanitary towels.
The findings were very interesting with clear indicators of behavioral change and impact on knowledge of participants thereby increasing girls’ confidence and reducing absenteeism from schools as well as creating more support from relevant stakeholders for Girls’ Menstrual Health Hygiene Management in the schools. The event was well attended by representatives of State and Non- State actors.