Foundation's golf day commemorates World Menstrual Health Day

The event brought together a unique mix of young people, girls, development practitioners and corporate leaders to raise awareness about menstrual health issues as they commemorated World Menstrual Health Day, which is observed globally on May 28 every year.

Kunashe Foundation, a leading female and youth-led non-profit organisation, commemorated World Menstrual Health Day last weekend by hosting a Golf Day at the Royal Harare Golf Club.

The event brought together a unique mix of young people, girls, development practitioners and corporate leaders to raise awareness about menstrual health issues as they commemorated World Menstrual Health Day, which is observed globally on May 28 every year.

Kunashe Foundation executive director, Ratidzo Njagu, said the event sought to raise awareness of the plight of girl child regarding menstrual health and hygiene issues, along with the wider issue of period poverty.

“Commemorating Menstrual Health Day with a fun and inclusive event allows us to educate everyone on menstrual health while encouraging corporate leaders to get behind and contribute towards prioritizing the end of period poverty in Zimbabwe,” Njagu said, adding that there were one million women and girls around the country who were currently in need of education and products that will enable them to menstruate with dignity.

The event – which was sponsored by Faith Fuels, National Foods Logistics, New World Properties and Tobacco Processors Zimbabwe – featured a well-attended golf tournament and golf clinic, both of which proved to be highly entertaining for the participants.

Health partners such as the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) and Population Services Zimbabwe (PSZ) – who had stands at the event – also used the occasion to provide insightful information and educational material to raise awareness about Menstrual Health.

“Kunashe is working with government ministries and key stakeholders, such as the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council and other development partners, to ensure that women and young people can meaningfully participate in social and economic activities,” Njagu said.

“We are committed to ensuring women and young people are informed, equipped and included, and that they are proud of such events that help them achieve this.”

She thanked the leadership of the Zimbabwe Lady Golf Union for playing a critical role in coordinating the event, and for mentoring young players and encouraging non-golf players to take up the sport.

For more information on the work of the Kunashe Foundation, please visit their website on www.kunashefoundation.org or follow them on their social media handle @KunasheFoundation

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