Saturday, June 6, 2015

CEF's support program ~ 'Girls to Women' ~ Female Health Education Program

In 2015-2016 our 'Girls to Women'  ~ Female Health Education Workshop will take place and we are very pleased to be able to fill in some of the gaps that some young ladies have here in Vietnam.

                              In the workshop they will be participating in story telling, games and artwork
                                                                   to clarify and reinforce what they have learned

'Girls to Women' has already started in a small way by providing underwear, sanitary and hygiene products to some of the very poorest CEF girls. This support will continue as the reality is some girls and families can't afford these 'essentials'.

This academic year (2015-2016) we will run our first 'Girls to Women' workshop for 100 CEF girls. The plans are still being worked on but we plan to include:
Hygiene ~ what is important and why
Understanding the menstrual cycle, the changes in body, mind and emotions
A pattern to make their own sanitary towels
Challenges for females ~ Abuse (sexual, physical and mental) and empowerment
The importance of self love and self respect
The risks of trafficking
Story telling
Art work
For the older girls in their last year of high school and in tertiary education we will also cover relationships, sexual relationships, sexual health care, sexual diseases and contraception, confidence and self respect.
A gift of products and supportive books will be given to each girl at the end of the workshop.

We are very excited about this support program for the CEF girls. We hope you will share this step with us by supporting us to share essential knowledge, build self respect, and support them to avoid inappropriate relationships, abuse, being trafficked, premature pregnancy and sexual diseases.

Thank you,

Linda Burn
Founding Director and In-Country Manager - Vietnam
Children's Education Foundation - Vietnam

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