Menstrual Hygiene Management Project in Cameroon

Under the collaborative arm of eBASE Africa within the context of the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) intervention and inline with the objective of improving school attendance rates, retention rate and educational attainment for adolescent girls age 10-20 yrs, ASOWWIP conducted a 3-days training for a total of 40 enumerators 20 in the North West and 20 in the South West regions of Cameroon.

As part of the evaluation component, these enumerators are meant to collect quantitative and qualitative data from 20 randomly selected schools in the North west and South West Regions respectively during the entire life of the project. This component of the project evaluates the delivery of the MHM intervention in schools provided by UN-WOMEN implementing partners on ground consisting of the provision of dignity kits to adolescent girls, renovation of safe spaces, creation of MHM clubs amongst others.

This actually falls in line with ASOWWIPs mission and vision of meeting the educational needs of minority groups and adolescent girls.

The trainings in the two regions registered a huge success with significant improvement between post and pre-test scores. At the end of the training, the enumerators were well equipped to embark on field work.