Growth and Changes - Menstrual Hygiene Education Books (Ghana)

Ackatia-Armah, T. N. M., Sommer, M. (2012)

Published in: 2012

Publisher:
Grow and Know, Inc., Accra, Ghana

Author:
Ackatia-Armah, T. N. M., Sommer, M.

Uploaded by:
SuSanA secretariat


4678 Views
96 Downloads


 Location of library entry

Content - Summary

Similar to the Tanzanian and Cambodian editions, the Ghanaian version of Growth and Changes provides simple and illustrated explanations about the changes faced by girls during puberty, i.e. physical changes, menstruation, menstrual hygiene and pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). The book is adapted to local reality and translated into Twi, one of the local languages. It also includes a series of real-life stories told by the girls of Ghana and a section with ‘true or false’ and ‘how to’, ‘is it normal if’ answered questions.

Background - In 2009 Grow & Know developed and disseminated the book "Growth and Changes" in Tanzania, which aimed at empowering and teaching 10-14 year old girls about their changing bodies. The book was written in English and Swahili (Vipindi vya Maisha). The book was an immediate success, had the support of UNFPA and UNICEF for the publication of additional copies and in August 2010, the girl's book received final approval from the Ministry of Education for use in the primary school curriculum. After that, a participatory research with adolescent girls in Ghana, Ethiopia and Cambodia was realized with a context specific girl's puberty book being developed and published in each country.

Contact Information:
Grow & Know, Ltd
Marni Sommer,DrPH
Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Phone: 917-843-1857
marni@growandknow.org
www.growandknow.org

Bibliographic information

Ackatia-Armah, T. N. M., Sommer, M. (2012). Growth and Changes - Menstrual Hygiene Education Books (Ghana). Grow and Know, Inc., Accra, Ghana

Filter tags

English Schools Sub-Saharan Africa

Download

Growth and Changes

Format: pdf file
Size: 6.97 MB

Share this page on    


Follow us on    

SuSanA Partners  currently 350 partners

Sanitation events

SuSanA newsletter

Stay informed about the activities of SuSanA and its partners. The SuSanA newsletter is sent out around four times per year. It contains information about news, events, new partners, projects, discussions and publications of the SuSanA network.

Subscribe to newsletter »

Latest tweets mentioning SuSanA

Tweets mentioning SuSanA »

28th SuSanA meeting, Stockholm

The next SuSanA meeting will take place in Stockholm, Sweden. We will meet on the 24th of August, just before the World Water Week 2019 begins. More information will be available soon.

Find out more about the meeting! 

SuSanA meetings

Jobs

 


close  

 

Resources and publications

Our library has more than 2300 publications, factsheets, presentations, drawings etc. from many different organisations. It continues to grow thanks to the contributions from our partners.

Add item to library »

The three links below take you to special groups of items in the library for more convenient access:

Projects

The project database contains nearly 400 sanitation projects of many different organizations dealing with research, implementation, advocacy, capacity development etc. Advanced filtering functions and a global map are also available. Information on how and why this database was created is here.

People working for SuSanA partners can add their own projects through their partner profile page. You might need your SuSanA login upgraded for this purpose. Please contact us if you would like to add a project.


Trainings, conference and events materials

Missed important conferences or courses? Catch up by using their materials for self study. These materials have been kindly provided by SuSanA partners.

Regional chapters

Use the map or the search tool to access the most relevant information and knowledge products for your region or country. This includes relevant resources, events, partners or projects.

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs), excreta flow diagrams

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs) help to visualize excreta management in urban settings. Access SFDs and more through the SFD Portal.

 


close  

 

Discussion forum

Share knowledge, exchange experiences, discuss challenges, make announcements, ask questions and more. Hint: Your discussion forum login is the same as your SuSanA login. More about the forum's philosophy »


Integrated content

We are hosting content from some other communities of practice and information-sharing portals. This section also provides a link to SuSanA's Sanitation Wikipedia initiative.

Suggest content to add »

SuSanA partners

Not yet a SuSanA partner? Show your organisation's support to SuSanA's vision and engage in  knowledge sharing by becoming partners.

Apply to become a partner »


Individual membership

Register as an individual member of SuSanA free of charge. As a member you can interact with thousands of sanitation enthusiasts on the discussion forum.  You can also get engaged in one of our 13 working groups and our regional chapters. Our FAQs explain the benefits further.

By getting a SuSanA login you can fully participate in the SuSanA community!

Register as a member

Login


Forgot your password?

 


close