Menstrual Hygiene Day is a global awareness day that aims to break the taboo surrounding menstruation and promote menstrual hygiene management. It was first celebrated in 2014 and has since become an annual event, observed on May 28th. 

The purpose of Menstrual Hygiene Day is to raise awareness about the importance of good menstrual hygiene practises, access to proper sanitary products, and education around menstruation. The day also advocates for ending period poverty by providing girls and women with sustainable menstrual products.

Hope Spring Menstrual Hygiene Day workshop is an annual event aimed at promoting menstrual health and hygiene management, as well as ending period poverty across different communities. This year’s event includes a training session on menstrual hygiene management and a workshop on making reusable pads.

The beneficiaries of this project are girls from low-income homes. Hope spring menstrual hygiene day reusable pad training workshop  2023 will be hosted at government secondary school Kabusa Abuja. The girls will be provided with all the materials and equipment needed to make a reusable pad and also trained on the step-by-step guide to making it themselves.

The training session will focus on educating attendees about the importance of proper menstrual hygiene practises, including how to use and maintain reusable pads effectively. Participants will also learn about the impact of poor menstrual hygiene on girls’ education, health, and overall well-being. 

The workshop provides hands-on experience creating reusable pads from locally sourced materials. Attendees will learn how to cut fabric patterns, sew layers together, attach snaps or buttons for closure options, and add absorbent inserts if needed. The workshop aims to empower individuals with skills that can be used to create sustainable solutions for their needs while also reducing waste in our environment. 

Hope Spring Menstrual Hygiene Day workshop offers an opportunity for people to come together to promote good menstrual health practises while also learning practical skills that they can use themselves or share with others in their communities. You can find out more about our period poverty alleviating projects here!