Project overall Goal
Creative advocacy and digital storytelling on Menstrual Hygiene
18 young girls aged between 13-18 years
Kampala, Rubirizi, Fort Portal, and Mbale
Date of Implementation
August 10th 2021- October 01st 2021
Faraja Africa Foundation, in partnership with Irise Institute East Africa, joined the Period Equality Network (TPEN) in digitalizing the access to menstrual hygiene management of young girls in Uganda amidst the covid-19 pandemic. Faraja Africa Foundation (FAF) successfully implemented a three-month project with support from the Irise Institute of East Africa by engaging 16 girls aged between 13-18 years within different communities in Uganda on menstrual health talks through digital storytelling. At the same time, FAF managed to mobilize knowledge on the young people’s perception of menstrual health from the different regions. The project focused on capturing stories of young girls, persons with disabilities, community leaders, and persons in charge of children’s affairs from 5 different towns and districts, including Kawempe, Mutungo-Biina, Kasese, Rubirizi and Buikwe. The documentation focused on the coping mechanisms of access to menstrual hygiene management amidst the pandemic, the roles played to ensure young girls have access to sanitary towels, and information aligned with menstrual hygiene. This project aligns with Faraja Africa Foundation’s youth livelihood program that is implemented digitally on our social media platforms with support from different platforms of our sister companies, Faraja Digital and Faraja Television. The goal with these is to create awareness by holding tweet chats, Twitter spaces, and live discussions on YouTube or Facebook to see that issues affecting young girls in line with menstrual hygiene are addressed and looked at. Join us today as we digitalize issues in line with menstrual health and hygiene and devise SMART resolutions to address such issues in Uganda.