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Safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene is the basis for people living a dignified life but in most of Kenyan Townships, rural areas and informal settlements as authorities have failed to provide a plan for poorer families to access this basic service. The hygiene of families is compromised due to the dense populations and most families are forced to use communal toilets and taps.

The outbreak of COVID19 which highlighted the disparities in basic water sanitation & hygiene and how it affected the communities in which we operate in let us look at how we can address this problem as it had a negative impact especially on the girl child.

WASH 4Sport program uses sport as a vehicle to effect hygiene behaviour change, connecting and empowering women and girls in marginalized communities in and changing lives for the better.

The solution to this that through partners such as Coaches Across Continents(USA) & WASH UNITED (GER) we use sport based interactive games especially using football that use the power of play and fun to educate children and change behaviour around difficult issues of sanitation and hygiene.

Menstrual Hygiene and Management
Mensturation Hygiene and Management is part of the WASH4Sport that aims to promote menstrual hygiene management amongst girls through provision of sanitary pads, reusable sanitary pad  workshops and information sessions
Facts and Figures : Menstrual Hygiene

Many girls believe mensturation is a disease
1/3 of girls in Kenya know nothing about their periods prior to getting them
Poor access to toilets,water and soap makes it difficult to maintain god personal hygiene
Girls can miss up to 5 school days in a month because of their periods

MHM Curricula

  • Activities and fun games  for girls and boys
  • Empowering participants  to break the silence  around the “taboo”
  • Reusable Sanitary Pad Workshop

Menstrual Hygiene Day

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On the 28th May each year Football Without Borders celebrates Mensturation Hygiene Day in which the following core elements are involved”

Open platform using sport to drive advocacy around on a neglected issue

Raise awareness in communities and create a united voice on the issues related to sanitary hygiene health and how it affects the girl child

Events such as sports and arts festivals are used through interaction with social media campaigns to create awareness across NGOS, social business, community organisations and activitsts