Commitment to Action

Supporting Menstrual Hygiene Management in Rural Kenya

Commitment by

Huru International

In 2015, Huru International committed to support the menstrual hygiene management (MHM), education and empowerment of 500 Ogiek girls in Nakuru County, Kenya. Huru will provide training and technical assistance to ten Ogiek youth and community members who will subsequently serve as facilitators and deliver weekly two-hour seminars on MHM, sexual and reproductive health, and life skills to teach girls about positive behavior. After attending the seminars for a three-month period, each participating girl will receive a Huru Kit. Huru Kits are bundled in a drawstring backpack and include: eight re-usable sanitary pads (RSPs); three pairs of underwear; antibacterial soap; a re-sealable, waterproof storage bag; instructions on proper RSP use and maintenance; and educational materials focused on menstrual health, life skills, and HIV/AIDS prevention. To further develop a supportive environment for Ogiek girls in Nakuru County, project personnel will conduct outreach to school administrators, teachers, local organizations, and healthcare workers and events will be organized to sensitize at least 300 boys about MHM and related issues. Ultimately, the commitment aims to foster a gender-equitable environment that supports girls’ menstrual health and school attendance.

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Commitment

Supporting Menstrual Hygiene Management in Rural Kenya

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$34,000

Region

Africa

Countries

KENYA

Commitment by

Huru International

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Republic of Kenya, Micato Safaris, Twapepea Development Foundation