A Project Grant of $7,827 has been awarded to Yspaniola for Menstrual Health Training for youth in the Cibal Region, Dominican Republic. The program, done at a high school, consists of first training 2 facilitators, then implementing 16 workshop sessions (50 min long): 8 in mixed groups, 4 for girls only, and 4 for boys only. Finally, the female students will receive free, sustainable menstrual products. This project will provide a high-quality, comprehensive menstrual health training program to 140-160 students between the ages of 11 and 14 and will cover menstrual health topics aimed at reducing school absenteeism due to menstruation, and empowering young people, especially girls, to make informed choices and exercise agency in defining their life path.
The program will be developed and delivered in collaboration with a partner organization based in Spain, Cromosomos X, who are experts in this field and have trained students in a school in the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo. (www.yspaniola.org)