Mng’aro Mtaani Initiative observed the International Youth Day, 2020 themed ‘Youth Engagement for Global action.’ The International Youth Day, 2020 was celebrated in Lucky Summer Ward in 3 sessions; namely; Lucky Summer Chiefs Camps, Lucky Summer Assistant Chief Camp and Mng’aro Mtaani Car wash venture. The exercise targeted women and girls at youthful stage thus sensitize on matters proper menstrual hygiene management, reproductive health rights and livelihood generation.
The first session was occasioned at Lucky Summer Chief’s administrative compound. An approximate 100 women and girls were reached with menstrual hygiene messages and in extension provided with sanitary pads. The administrative officers played a great role in supporting mobilization and institutionalization of sanitation and hygiene messaging to the community.
The second session was held at Lucky Summer Assistant Chief’s administrative compound at Glucola. Teenage girls were sensitized on reproductive health rights, issues of avoiding sex and drug abuse, utilizing open spaces to voice out their issues with dignity. An approximate 120 teenage girls were supplied with sanitary pads.
The third session which majorly focused on empowering boys in the local area by enrolling them to Mng’aro Mtaani car wash.
During this day, one vehicle and 5 motorbikes were packed at the car wash for the boys to clean them up so as to get a living. This demonstration pointed out the efforts that Mng’aro Mtaani puts in improving the livelihood of youths in the society. Men and boys are not
left behind during this day.
Mng’aro Mtaani beneficiaries making a living through car washing and carpet cleaning.