The Ghana Education Service in a letter marks May 28, 2022 as a Menstrual Hygiene day. The letter which was signed by Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa, Director General of the Ghana Education Service specifies that, it is a day set aside to break the silence, create awareness, change negative social norms around Menstrual Health and Hygiene, and engage decision makers to increase political priority and catalyst action for Menstrual Health and Hygiene global, national, regional, district, and community levels.
‘We are committed to creating a Ghana where girl and woman have access to period friendly facilities’ is the theme for this year’s commemoration. The letter also indicates that all Regional Directors of Education are to urge their schools undergo some activities to commemorate the day. Such activities are;
- Creating awareness on community radio stations
- Sharing of experiences by the girls with menstruation and how interventions have contributed to improve school attendance
- Organization of learners by teachers to sew reusable sanitary pads for exhibition. Consider other activities which learners can perform in the schools as drawings and quizzes.
- Making Menstrual bracelets. The Menstrual bracelet consists of 28 beads, 5 of which are red. The beads can be replaced with any locally made material for creativity.
Management urges all Regional Directors to treat this letter with all seriousness.
Below is a copy of the letter;