By: Clarence T. Barjibo
Public Health Initiative Liberia (PHIL) is currently conducting three-day menstrual hygiene management training for teachers in Tewor and Commonwealth District, Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount county.
The three-day training is meant to educate teachers from the two districts on disclosing the content of menstrual hygiene management to students in various schools.
Izetta Gblee, the Project Coordinator at PHIL and Wash Liberia, said the aim of the training is to sensitize male and female teachers to educate school-going girls on the procedure in taking care of themselves when experiencing menstruation.
For his part, the program manager of PHIL, Benjamin Saygain, Sr said the issue of menstrual hygiene management has been a serious taboo in rural Liberia base on traditional beliefs and as such he encouraged participants to embark upon such sensitization awareness.
Meanwhile, one of the participants, Emmon R. Mscrumada Mendz said she was excited to form part of the training because talking about menstruation in rural areas is a taboo according to some traditional actors.
She maintained that after the training she will work hard to sensitize community dwellers and students about menstruation.