Our innovative approach to education includes both girls and boys and demystifies menstrual health. Our menstrual health education programs and campaigns are called HedhiSalama , which means 'safe menstruation' in English. Our goal is to educate society about menstrual health. At HedhiSalama, we aim to analyze and break barriers regarding menstruation, sensitize society about menstrual hygiene management, and teach the importance of menstrual hygiene in society. Through an innovative technique that teaches the importance of menstrual health to both boys and girls in non desegregated classes, we help build a more educated community. We joined our forces with Wash United and other stakeholders to commemorate and mark the International Menstrual Hygiene Day, which occurs every 28th of May. The commemoration of Menstrual Hygiene Day allows girls and women to address obstacles caused by menstruation while showing the nation the importance of supporting women and girls in achieving hygiene in that area. Furthermore, International Menstrual Hygiene Day gives the direction on how society as a whole can break these barriers around menstruation. Since 2015 HedhiSalama partnered with Jo Rees, a retired expert nurse from Australia who has an extensive experience working with youth on Sex and Reproductive Health in Australia and Ethiopia. Jo Rees visits Tanzania every two years where she volunteers her time training our team on new teaching techniques and providing us with new training tools

Our HedhiSalama team is composed of:
1. Two medical doctors who constantly train our new intake of volunteers, consult to NGOs, and retrain the existing team of volunteers.
2. 50 volunteers where 30 are medical students, 15 are students who are doing bachelor degree in social work studies, and 5 are youths living with disabilities.
You can join our HedhiSalama team by contacting us here.

Content of the training:
1. Puberty and how to manage pressure around it
2. Nutrition and mechanics of Menstruation
3. Menstrual Hygiene Management
4. Techniques in breaking the silence and become a change maker
5. Workshop on repairing broken water and sanitation facilities by using available local materials
6. Workshop on how to hand sew reusable pads

With just 12 week long training sessions, we have managed to impact over 10,000 youths and community members both directly and indirectly. You can watch our videos of these innovative education programs below.

Introducing Kasole Secrets

Our education Programs

Our Education Partners

Supported 8 secondary schools in Kilimanjaro and Dar-es-Salaam

Participating in Accelerating program for social Innovators

Receiving Grands for implementing Public Private Partnership for Menstrual Health Management to improve girls access to education right, this project is implemented in partnership with National Institute for medical research (NIMR).

We conducted MHM training of trainers to 25 health mobilizers in Arusha-Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, DRC-CONGO. We also participated in MHM discussion in Finland

We conducted training of trainers to 30 visual impaired teachers and translated MHM resources into braille in Dar-es-Salaam

We facilitated a pad making workshop to 30 public school teachers in Kibaha Region

We developed MHM manual for Handeni District

We conducted training of trainers to 12 social workers and 4 school health teachers

We received funds for translating Puberty and Adolescence resources into Braille, Dar-es-Salaam

We conducted MHM training of trainers to 120 social workers in Iringa, Mwanza and Mara

We conducted MHM training of trainers to a total of 80 Medical students to work as volunteers in Dar-es-salaam , Kilimanjaro and Morogoro

We implemented MHM Program to 30 visual impaired students in Uhuru Mchanganyiko Primary School

We translated MHM resources and facilitated MHM discussion to 20 health mobilizers and Pastors in Mwanza

We co-implemented the project Public Private Partnership 4MHM in Kibaha Region.

We conducted MHM training of trainers to 15 Nguvu ya Binti Team in Dar-es-Salaam