Period Workshop for Schoolgirls

Our fun and exciting workshop prepares young schoolgirls to manage their periods and build the self-confidence they need to take control of the future and succeed!

We hold our period workshops in two ways, physical and digital. Our physical workshop involves us going to schools in underserved communities across Africa and educating and mentoring young schoolgirls about periods. We unveil the next school we are going to via our social media handles, so be sure to follow us, we might just be coming to your school next. Our digital workshop is held every 3 months online via a zoom meeting.

Suggest a school for us to visit next (must be in an underserved community in Africa), so we get to put it on our radar. Suggest a school to us by clicking here.

What do the participants get?

  • One hour workshop covering keys topics on periods
  • Free Copy of our Issue 1
    (Physical Workshop Only)
  • 3 Free Reusable Pads, One Pair of Underwear, and a Beautiful Wet Bag
    (Physical Workshop Only)
  • Free Period Bracelet
    (Physical Workshop Only)
  • Certificate of Participation
    (Physical copy for Physical Workshop, and Digital Copy for Digital Workshop)
  • Life long assistance/mentorship from our Educators/Mentors (via Whatsapp)

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to Periods
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome
  • Menstrual Hygiene
  • Sanitary pads and how to use them
  • How to make a reusable sanitary pad
  • How to build and use the period bracelet
  • Myth-busting and Q&A

Digital Workshop Details

Age: 8-15 years old schoolgirls and/or their parents
Next Workshop date: 30 April 2022 (Saturday)
Venue: Online
Language: English
Inquires: info@padher.org
Registration closes: 27 April 2022
Attendees: 15
Seats left: 5

Know Your Educators/Mentors

Lynda Ejilimalu

Ejilimalu is an educator/mentor at PadHer in Nigeria. She loves to teach and impart knowledge in any way she can. She wants to see the girl child succeed without periods getting in their way.

Marion Sharrlyne Owino 

Owino is an educator/mentor at PadHer. She helps educate young schoolgirls during our many period workshops in Kenya. With a passion to teach and impact on young schoolgirls, Owino is changing the narrative and stigma surrounding periods in Africa.

LIST OF SCHOOLS VISITED

Saina Primary School, Kajiado, Kenya

Date: 9th Nov. 2021
Number of girls impacted: 145
Duration: 2pm – 5pm (3hr)
Target Audience: Young school girls aged between 10 – 15 (Grade 6-8)

NO PHOTOS AVAILABLE

Kagira Primary School, Waithaka, Kenya

Date: 11th Nov. 2021
Number of girls impacted: 205
Duration: 10am – 2pm (4hr)
Target Audience: Young school girls aged between 10 – 15 (Grade 6-8)

PHOTOS FROM KAGIRA PRIMARY

Brightstar Academy, Ngong Rd, Kenya

Date: 24th Dec. 2021
Number of girls impacted: 30
Duration: 1pm – 4pm (3hr)
Target Audience: Young school girls aged between 10 – 15 (Grade 6-8)

PHOTOS FROM BRIGHTSTAR ACADEMY

Emmaus Educational Centre, Korogocho, Kenya

Date: 25th Feb. 2022
Number of girls impacted: 100
Duration: 2pm – 6pm (4hr)
Target Audience: Young school girls aged between 10 – 15 (Grade 6-8)

PHOTOS FROM EMMAUS EDUCATIONAL CENTRE

Brightstar Academy, Ngong Rd, Kenya

Date: 17th Jun. 2022
Number of girls/boys impacted: 50
Duration: 3pm – 5pm (2hr)
Target Audience: Young school girls and boys aged between 10 – 15 (Grade 6-8)

PHOTOS FROM BRIGHTSTAR ACADEMY

Frequently Asked Questions

This workshop is for young school girls between the age of 8-15 years to learn about periods and get the mentorship they need to manage their periods effectively. 

The duration of our workshop is one hour. During this hour, schoolgirls get taught and mentored about periods, followed by a Q&A

All our workshops are FREE. We have both physical workshops and digital workshops. Our physical workshops hold when we visit a school in underserved communities in Africa to impact their young school girls. Our digital workshop takes place online every three months. During our physical workshops, schoolgirls are given a free comic book, three free reusable sanitary pads, one pair of underwear, a beautiful wet bag for storing wet pads to be washed at home, and a free period bracelet to help them track where they are in their cycle. For our digital workshop, young schoolgirls will have to download or purchase a copy of Issue 1 of our comic book. Digital workshops hold online via a zoom meeting.

Our workshops are intended for school girls between the ages of 8-15 years. It is usually best for schoolgirls to attend a period workshop before she gets her first period — so that she is better prepared to manage her periods.

Of course! She can attend a digital workshop alone. Nevertheless, we recommend that you attend this workshop with her as it will help you supervise and ensure she is learning as you intended. We have a digital workshop every three months, so feel free to register.

The short answer is YES! You can attend a digital workshop without your daughter. Nevertheless, we recommend that you attend it with her present. Attending a workshop with her enables her to get all her questions answered by an experienced PadHer educator/mentor. If you attend a digital workshop without your daughter, ensure to hold a workshop at home. During this, teach her all you have learned from our workshop with the aid of our comic book. Using our comic book help make learning about periods easy and fun for her.

Yes. Since our digital workshop takes place via the internet, you can attend the workshop from anywhere in the world. However, note that the workshop takes place in English.

In addition to learning about periods, every schoolgirl receives:

— A free copy of our comic book (for the physical workshop only)

3 free reusable sanitary pads, one pair of underwear, and a Beautiful Wet Bag (for the physical workshop only)

A free period bracelet to help them track where they are in their cycle (for the physical workshop only)

A certificate (physical copy for physical workshop, and digital copy for digital workshop).

Schoolgirls are encouraged to download or purchase a copy of Issue 1 of our comic book to be used in digital workshops.

We only conduct our workshops with our first Issue of Girls Only. Please ensure that you download or purchase a copy of our first issue for use in digital workshops.

As soon as you register to participate in the next digital workshop, we will contact you via the email you provided/and or the phone number you provided (Whatsapp only). We will use these mediums to communicate important information like the Zoom meeting ID, a short bio of your Educator/Mentor, the date and time the workshop will hold, etc.

It is not compulsory to read the comic book before attending a digital workshop. Though, it is a good practice as it helps you get familiar with periods before the workshop.

Real Stories from Young schoolgirls

Got a period story to tell? Tell Us Your Story

Submit your article at write@padher.org

Your article should not be less than 500 words and must contain a short bio and picture of you (to credit you).

Your story will be published on the PadHer blog. Looking forward!