Miss SI to promote menstrual hygiene management in schools

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Miss Solomon Islands, Emily Chan poses with some students who also witnessed the menstrual day on Monday at Maranatha hall.
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BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO

THE reigning Miss Solomon Islands, Ms Emily Chan has reaffirmed commitment to work for women and girls to support and promote Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in every school in the country.

She expressed this yesterday, adding that menstrual hygiene is a fundamental to the dignity and wellbeing of all women and girls in Solomon Islands and globally.

Chan uttered that good menstrual hygiene is crucial for the health, education and dignity of girls and women.

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“Hence when girls have adequate information on menstrual hygiene and its management, it empowers them to enhance their self-esteem and positively impacts their overall growth and development,” she said.

Chan said in this regard, education for girls is not only about text books, class rooms, students and teachers.

“It is about the whole physical environment in school that contributes to learning, ensuring that students especially girls have access to proper, well maintained WASH facility, ensuring soap is available, water is available, information is available,” she said.

Miss Solomon Islands, Emily Chan poses with some students who also witnessed the menstrual day on Monday at
Maranatha hall.
Miss Solomon Islands, Emily Chan poses for a group photo with some of the girl students from King George school,
Betikama college and St Nicholas college school during the menstrual hygiene day.

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