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Ghana Lacrosse hosts a Successful Menstrual Hygiene Day Program in Daboase - Western Region

The development team of Ghana Lacrosse on Friday, 31st May 2024, held a Girls' Lacrosse Development program dubbed "Menstrual Hygiene Day and Lacrosse" at Daboase in the Wassa East District. The event was organized in collaboration with Education Directorate of the Wassa East District Assembly and was attended by two-hundred and forty one (241) young athletes between age 10 to 14 years.

The president of Ghana Lacrosse Association, Mr. Evans Agyei Ntiamoah led the inspection of sanitary facilities in six basic schools to understand the underlying factors that could affect athlete retention due to poor safeguarding mechanisms. In a debriefing session with stakeholders from the Education Directorate, Mr. Ntiamoah emphasized the need to create safe and hygienic spaces for girls to actively contribute to the growth lacrosse in the region.

The Menstrual Hygiene Education program was facilitated by Mariama Afram and Ernestina Ledi who encouraged the young athletes to maintain good menstrual hygiene and abstain from pre-marital sex in order to be ready opportunities presented by lacrosse. The participants were also advised to focus on their academics and share menstrual health problems with their teachers for timely support.

After the seminar, instructors from Ghana Lacrosse led by Coach Emmanuel Domie marched 241 students to the St Martins school park for lacrosse introduction. Two players from Saltpond, Gregory Sackey and Mary Nzibah we also in charge of demonstration. The athletes were accompanied by their physical education tutors who will be enrolled for the Online Coach Developer Academy ahead of the Wildfire Lacrosse Festival in August 2024.

The president of Africa Association of Lacrosse, Mr. Lincoln Tei Nyade graced the occasion to reassure the young athletes on the health and educational benefits of lacrosse. Our three-year grassroots development goal for Wassa East District is to introduce lacrosse to 2500 young athletes from twelve selected communities.

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