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Jiongeze School Clubs

About the Program

The Jiongeze School Clubs project is a comprehensive initiative aimed at promoting gender equality, empowering female students, eradicating period taboos, and eliminating gender-based violence (GBV) in primary and secondary schools. This project targets both students and teachers, encompassing both girls and boys with a primary focus on the empowerment of the girl child.

Program Objectives

  1. Promoting Gender Equality: The project seeks to foster an environment where girls and boys have equal opportunities to thrive academically, socially, and personally and break down gender-based violence and biases.

  2. Empowering Female Students: Through various programs and activities, the project aims to empower female students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to pursue their educational and career goals.

  3. Eradicating Period Taboos: The project addresses the stigma and challenges surrounding menstruation by providing education and resources to promote menstrual hygiene and break the taboo associated with menstruation.

  4. Eliminating Gender-Based Violence: A core aspect of the project is to raise awareness about GBV, prevent it, and provide support mechanisms for those affected, creating safe and supportive school environments.

Program Components

  1. School Clubs: Establish and support school clubs that serve as a platform for students to engage in discussions, workshops, and activities related to gender equality, menstrual hygiene, and GBV prevention.

  2. Educational Workshops: Conduct workshops and training sessions for students and teachers to equip them with knowledge and skills related to gender equality, menstrual hygiene, and GBV prevention.

  3. Awareness Campaigns: Organize awareness campaigns within schools and communities to challenge stereotypes and perceptions that perpetuate gender inequality and taboos around menstruation.

  4. Counseling and Support: Establish counseling services within schools to provide emotional and psychological support to students affected by GBV.



  • Students: The primary beneficiaries of the project are female and male students in primary and secondary schools.

  • Teachers: Teachers play a vital role in shaping students' attitudes and behaviors, making them an essential part of the project's target audience.

Implementation of the Program

The Jiongeze School Clubs project implemented in collaboration with school administrations, local communities, and relevant stakeholders. The project team design and deliver educational materials, conduct workshops, organize awareness campaigns, and establish support systems within schools.


  • Increased awareness and understanding of gender equality, menstrual hygiene, and GBV prevention among students and teachers.

  • Enhanced confidence and empowerment among female students, leading to improved academic performance and a more balanced participation in extracurricular activities.

  • Reduction in period taboos, promoting open discussions about menstrual health and hygiene.

  • Decreased incidence of GBV and improved support mechanisms for affected students.


The project's sustainability ensured by integrating the activities into the regular school curriculum and by training teachers to continue these initiatives. Community engagement and support is also play a crucial role in the long-term success of the project.

The Jiongeze School Clubs project is a holistic approach to promoting gender equality, empowering female students, eliminating period taboos, and eradicating GBV in primary and secondary schools. By fostering an inclusive and empowering educational environment, the project aims to create a brighter future for all students, with a particular focus on the girl child.

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