IMPROVEMENT AWARENESS PROGRAMME

PROCEEDING OF THE COMMISSIONER OF SCHOOL EDUCATION,

ANDHRA PRADESH ::AMARAVATI, IBRAHIMPATNAM, VIJAYAWADA.


Rc.No:Spl-1/Health/Medical/2017

dt: 20/06/2017

School Education Department - The Health, Nutrition, Education and sanitation - Improvement - Awareness Programme with coordination of Health Department for Schools in the A.P State - Instructions issued to RJDSEs & DEOs in the State - Regrading.

All the Regional Joint Directors of School Education and District Educational Officers in the State are requetsed to implement the Nutrition, Education and sanitation improvement programme in Schools in the state every week on Thursday 45 days yearly duly convergence with the RBSK Coordinator, O/o D.M.H.O and Health Consultant, O.o P.O.SSA in the Districts.

The objectives and Guidelines of the Programme are as follows. 

OBJECTIVES:

1. Menstrual hygiene management it key for increase of enrollment in Schools.
2. Reduce the absenteeism by explaining precautions during the menstruation.
3. Providing knowledge and skills class to conduct for menstruation Managements by the trained Teachers to girls students in the class rooms.
4. Training to Teachers on Menstrual hygiene management system with support of the Health Department ensuring the sanitary pads (napkins) availability in schools primes.
5. Hand wash after using the sanitary pads. (Girl students)
6. Educate to the Students in Health Education, Health Tips.

GUIDELINES:

1. Menustration is still a taboo in India it is common for people across society to feel uncomfortable about the subject.
2. The taboos prevent Girls and women form articulating their needs restricting their movement absenteeism in schools.
3. Menstrual hygiene management is seen as major bane of being a girl due to poor awareness.
4. Communities need to be made aware of the barriers faced due to poor Menestrual hygiene management their role in enabling girls to successfully manage menses in school and at home.

What needs to be done in District Level:

  • Awareness creation around Menstrual hygiene management within society.
  • Training and capacity building at District block and School level.
  • Convergence with different Departments and schemes.
  • Ensure implementation of Menstrual hygiene management guidelines and policies.
  • Share good practices with other Districts.
  • Monitoring of key performance indicators-KPI.

What needs to be done in School Level: 

  • Menstrual hygiene management related training with School Girls (and boys man be too)
  • Wash facilities in schools
  • Assure clean WASH facilities operations and maintains
  • Safe disposal of used menstrual absorbent
  • Provision of emergency sanitary napkins
  • In the State of Andhra Pradesh sanitary napkins vending machines are to be installed in schools in partnership with local HGOs School health clubs as in charge for maintaince.

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