WSSCC, UNICEF and the Government of Kenya co-hosted the second Training of Trainers (ToT) on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Naivasha between 1 to 7 October 2017.
WSSCC, UNICEF and the Government of Kenya worked together with over 70 participants to continue the collaboration and support for knowledge transfer to county officers and key stakeholders on the three critical elements of MHM which are: Breaking the Silence, Managing Menstruation Hygienically, and Safe Reuse and Disposal.
The seven-day training had a rigorous curriculum for participants, including facilitation exercises, group work, dialogue on gendered social norms and implementing training for various groups.
WSSCC’s MHM master trainers are the facilitators, led by Ms. Virginia Kamowa, WSSCC’s Senior Technical Officer who oversees the MHM Training portfolio in East and Southern Africa.
In 2016, WSSCC and its partners completed the first national Training of Trainers on MHM in Kenya where 16 out of 47 counties sent representatives from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and 11 of the counties where WSSCC- funded programmes are active sent sub-grantee representatives.
To strategically position the MHM agenda further across the country, the Ministry of Health requested WSSCC to provide training to the remaining 31 counties, who were not part of the initial ToT.
The key objective of the training was to build a pool of trained officers in each county who will, in turn, be expected to cascade the training further to their fellow officers and also disseminate what has been learnt to the sub-county, ward, village and household levels.
A report on the training will be available on wsscc.org in mid-October.
Read more about the first ToT training here.
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