SWEEP was developed to ensure children are sensitized about the importance of clean water, using proper sanitation facilities and safe hygiene practices. Furthermore, SWEEP instils in school children a fundamental understanding of the direct relationship between cleanliness, sanitary behaviour models and good health. The students are trained by young, experienced volunteer tutors who relate the messages to them in ways that they understand. We believe that through this project, we will be able to cause a change and create impact in the lives of the pupils and community at large. The students are also taught proper handwashing techniques by physically demonstrating how to wash their hands thoroughly
|Name of School||School Address||Class(Primary)||Number of Students|
|Lea Primary School||Kwali Abuja||3,4,5||300|
|Science Primary School||Bwari Abuja||4,5,6||587|
Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated on the 28th of May every year. The day was set apart to raise awareness on menstrual hygiene; challenges regarding access to menstrual products and period-friendly sanitary facilities. It is also a day to highlight solutions that best address these challenges. To commemorate 2022 Menstrual Hygiene Day, U-Save Foundation visited Junior Secondary School Tukpechi, Kuje to educate the girls on appropriate behaviours to imbibe to ensure that they are practising proper menstrual hygiene when they are on their period. We distributed reusable sanitary pads to 312 girls that were present at school on the day of the event. Our volunteers were on hand to train the girls on appropriate hygiene practices including how to use and clean the reusable sanitary pads and proper handwashing techniques.
The boys were not left out in the celebration. Though they were separated from the girls, they were trained on how to support their female colleagues, friends and sisters during their menstruation. They were also taught not to stigmatize, bully or shame women especially when they have ‘accidents’ during their periods. The boys were taken through the step-by-step process of handwashing and points at which they need to wash their hands.