MH CONNECT: Your ideas for working with school administrators
PHOTOS: Photos by Catherine Njau of Waridi Pads (Photo 1); Osuolale Olawumi Grace (Photo 2) and Odukoya Temitope Elizabeth (Photo 3).
QUESTION: MH organizations sometimes find that a particular school administrator is reluctant to have an outside organization come to their school to address menstrual health issues. What strategies have worked for you when trying to build menstrual education partnerships with resistant school decision-makers?
ABOUT MH CONNECT POSTS: At IMHER, we know that solutions to many challenges tend to be “learned by doing”…and often the hard way, by making mistakes and learning from them along the way. We will periodically use “MH Connect” posts to encourage the exchange of ideas between innovators across borders. Whether you are newer to the field or have been doing this work for a long time, sharing strategies with those who have faced these challenges themselves can help to give everyone new ideas to try in their own work, while encouraging innovation and the identification of best practices as a field. Please note that IMHER will be moderating comments to minimize spam and comments that move away from answering the specific question at hand, so there may be a delay before your comment appears.
I am facing a similar problem and there is no specific strategy i have used, it depends on cases in some cases i went through the local administrator of the areas in other cases I request the help of one of the opinion leader in the areas