Help for Orphans

Sex Education

Sex Education in community schools

Sex and gender, Sexual Orientation, Puberty and menstruation, Relationships, Sexual transmitted diseases ( STI), HIV, HPV and cervical cancer, Sexual violence (rape)

Goal One.

Counseling For Aids Orphans

Orphans with HIV are usually faced with sigma causing them to abandon treatment. Others suffer from anxiety disorders and depression as a result of social discrimination. Our mental health workers carried out constant follow up for orphans with Hiv to take treatment and to change maladaptive behaviors. Psychologists carried out motivational interviewing, psycho-education and psychotherapy on weekly basis to foster treatment.

Goal Two.

Role of caregivers in preventing HIV/Aids

Care givers have great roles to play to improve the health of orphans with HIV and to educate adolescents orphans on HIV. In this light, community groups are formed to ensure orphans respect curfews on staying out late, drinking alcohol and taking hard drugs.

The following committees are involved in the prevention of HIV/Aids: Alcohol and drug abuse control committee, Aids orphans follow up and treatment committee, psycho-social support committee monitoring, Reporting committee.

Goal Three.

World Aids Day Celebration

In preparation of the world Aids day which is celebrated on the 1st of December each year, counseling on HIV and AIDS is given to adolescents in secondary schools, orphanages and social centers. Lectures on STIs and teenage pregnancy are also given. At the end of the program, orphans are given reproductive health education toolkits to improve reproductive health.

Menstrual Hygiene Education

What we are doing

  • Help girls manage their menstruation at school through improved, girl-friendly sanitation facilities.
  • Increase levels of knowledge related to menstrual health and puberty.
  • Increase support in the social ecosystem to shift norms and reduce stigma.
Goal Four.

WASH Facilities in Schools

Our menstrual health approach includes both infrastructure and behavior change. Our infrastructure approach focuses on ensuring access to girl-friendly sanitation facilities that are gender-segregated, clean, well-lit, ventilated, and equipped with water for personal hygiene, waste bins for product disposal, doors that lock to ensure privacy, and in-stall components such as stall hooks and shelves. We factor in broader considerations like the sanitation block location, the location and positioning of the external door, and provision of in-block features such as full-length mirrors to ensure accessibility, functionality, and safety.

Goal Five.

Training and Curriculum

We work to increase knowledge, change behaviors, and shift social norms through puberty and menstrual health education. HFOIC delivers age-appropriate education to vulnerable children in primary and secondary schools to normalize periods, reduce stigma, and address common misconceptions. We offer additional support to girls through training on the practicalities of managing menstruation and maintaining personal hygiene. We aim to build knowledge, foster self-efficacy, and increase confidence and body literacy.

Goal Six.

Friendly Pads Workshops

To improve environmental sustainability and to reduce cost during menstruation, we have design Eco friendly pads to improve health of girls. these pads are made with bamboo charcoal fabric which is reusable. Materials for Eco friendly pads are Bamboo charcoal fabric, Organic cotton, polyurethene laminate water proof (PUL) buttons packaging.

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