PEN-Project seeks to develop the civic spirit and the skills of young & adults learners to raise awareness on menstrual health, hygiene and management, by developing training programmes, community-based interventions and campaigning interventions or strategies with youth workers & youth involved in the field of menstruation, as a means to foster menstrual health and hygiene education in youth work.
PEN-Objective is to promote menstrual health & hygiene awareness, periods messages, attitudes, tools, resources, and policies through strategic cooperation and mutual learning to develop the approaches capable of challenging the social-cultural myths, the stigma and the taboos around menstruation and periods to advocate for menstrual health education in schools, in youth work and within the society.
PEN-Outputs are to create and produce menstrual health & hygiene management pedagogical materials and guidelines with resources, non-formal learning methods and activities to improve and develop menstrual health awareness, knowledge, skills & attitudes of youth educators for their professional development; as a means to foster pathways to empowerment in menstrual health education.
PEN-Outcomes are to improve youth workers’ menstrual health and hygiene management skills in order to meet their essential teaching and training needs: through research, identify and develop training resources that meet their learning needs; through training courses, improve capacities & strengthen skills to effectively design positive counter narratives actions with youth through non-formal learning.
10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
85% GOES TO PROGRAMMES
50 PROJECTS EXECUTED
75 PARTNERS ENGAGED
1500 YOUTH REACHED/YEAR