Youth Alliance for Development joined the world to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Management Day with a seminar in the Adansi South and the Bosomtwe Districts. Over two hundred basic and senior high school girls benefited from the seminar that brought experienced facilitators from the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Education Service including Miss Faisa Adan of My Journey Project in Australia.
Facilitators mainly educated the school girls to manage their period by practicing clean and healthy method which includes but not limited to how they use and dispose sanitary materials. Facilitators also used the opportunity to downplay the several killer myths, social beliefs and taboos associated with menstruation which have impacted negatively on females and the general society. Youth Alliance for Development has successfully partnered with the Ghana Education Service, Ghana Health Service and the National Youth Authority and initiated the Anti-Teenage Pregnancy Campaign to provide education on reproductive health to rural adolescents in some deprived Districts in Ghana.
Speakers for the occasion were Edith Esinam Asamani, Chairperson of AfriYAN Ghana, Leticia Asare, Adansi South District Public Health Nurse and Abigail Ababio, Bosomtwe District Public Health Nurse.
Robert Tanti Ali