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Workshop on Menstrual Hygiene and Awareness
By Adolescent Peer Educators - St. John’s School
As a part of the adolescent peer educators leadership program, St. John’s School took a splendid initiative where peer educators of higher classes came forward to guide and educate junior students on real life aspects. A session was conducted in this category on Menstrual Hygiene and Awareness on Monday, 31.07.2023.
Peer mentors Aadya Thakur and Sakshi Kumari of class XI explained the girls of class VII about the process and importance of menstruation, how it still remains to be a taboo in many cultures and why it is necessary to talk about it.
Girls were told of ways to maintain good menstrual hygiene in order to uphold their health and dignity.
They highlighted the issue of proper disposal of sanitary napkins and that girls play a role in ensuring period-friendly environment in school.
Girls were encouraged to assist each other and lend a helping hand to any female in this regard.
Some questions were addressed in an excellent manner at the end of the workshop by the speakers.
A video was shown to draw girl’s attention to the fact that boys are also being taught about menstruation to make them compassionate about their sisters, mothers, friends etc.
Session ended on a positive note.