Reproductive Advocate Health Education- Ghana



RAHE-GHANA operates along six broad programs areas. These are: -

  • Public Health.
  • Education.
  • Youth Development
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Child Rights
  • Gender and Women Empowerment


  • As a people centered institution, we seek to act with passion for the poor, the disadvantaged and the vulnerable, while upholding credibility and professionalism.
  • An operating culture based on transparency, dialogue, and team-working
  • We value the knowledge and experience of our colleagues and institutional allies around the world and ensure that their ideas are accommodated in our decision-making processes
  • We seek to be flexible and adaptable, responding quickly to changing circumstances and learning from practice


Strengthening the capacity of schools in managing menstrual hygiene in Ghana.

Menstruation is an integral and normal part of human existence, and menstrual
hygiene is fundamental to the dignity and wellbeing of women and girls and an important part of the basic hygiene, sanitation and reproductive health services to which every woman and girl has a right. At the global level, it is estimated that 52% of the female population (26% of the total population) is of reproductive age. Most of these women and girls will menstruate each month for between two and seven days.

Nonetheless the subject of menstruation is too often considered a taboo in many rural communities of Ghana with its attendant negative cultural attitudes, including the idea that menstruating women and girls are ‘contaminated’, ‘dirty’ and ‘impure’. Women and girls in rural setting and in particular girls in schools suffer most from stigma and lack of services and facilities to help them cope with the physical and psychological pains they undergo during their menstrual periods; inadequate preparations for the young girls not yet experiencing menstrual hygiene, lack of or inadequate water to clean and wash the body, lack of materials managing menstrual
hygiene, private space and wash rooms and inappropriate facilities for disposal of materials for those who have used pads. In spite of these issues, menstrual hygiene has been relatively ignored by professionals in the water, health and education sectors.

To overcome these bottlenecks, Reproductive Advocate Health Education (RAHE)-Ghana is committed to mobilising resources at the community level as well as from international organisations and prospective stakeholders to carry out programs in its upcoming project known as the Menstrual Hygiene Management Project.

The ultimate goal of this gender sensitive project is to support and strengthen the capacity of public schools and girls especially those in rural communities in managing menstrual hygiene.

The Project objectives include the following,

To strengthen Girls menstrual hygiene management by the school management;

To increase the capacity of selected public schools to effectively manage and sustain menstrual hygiene and sanitation practices;

To increase awareness on proper hygiene and sanitation practices among pupils and community members

To realise these objectives the Board of RAHE GHANA proposes to conduct training sessions for girls and senior women teachers, support participating schools to set up separate rest rooms for girls in menstrual period, support school management in piloting the local production of sanitary pads and menstrual management in schools, and to carry out community sensitization and awareness program on menstrual hygiene.

We therefore call on all stakeholders and international donors to rally behind to make this project a successful one.

RAHE-Ghana addresses these challenges under its flagship project known as the Menstrual Hygiene Project. Through integrated and sustainable interventions of the project, RAHE GHANA mobilises resources and relevant stakeholders to strengthen the capacity of schools, adolescent girls and deprived communities across Ghana in managing menstrual hygiene.

The project selects 100 adolescent girls as target beneficiaries from Primary 5 to JHS 2 for mentorship and education on menstrual hygiene management in each school selected to participate in the project.

The MHP specifically provides education and awareness creation on menstrual hygiene, provides and improves access to sanitary materials through pilot training in sewing reusable sanitary pads, establishes welfare counselling centre in schools to help girls who menstruate during school sessions and community workshops aimed at generating communal ownership and support for the project beyond completion stage.

As part of our commitments towards the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals especially Goal 3,4,5,6 RAHE Ghana is devoted to ensure that, about 1000 schools are earmarked to benefit from the Menstrual Hygiene Project by 2025.

Thus every year we will be working with 143 schools to help shape the lives of over 14,000 adolsecent girls in deprived communities.

Thanks to the generosity and care of the Nederlands Albert Schweitzer Funds based in Holland  and the LDS CHARITIES , 15 schools have so far being covered by the Menstrual Hygiene Project.

The Menstrual Hygiene Project is a good entry point to improve menstrual hygiene management (MHM) and to initiate discussions on broader issues related to menstruation.

RAHE GHANA seeks to mobilize resources at the community level as well as from international organisations and prospective stakeholders to carry out programs under the Menstrual Hygiene Management Project.

We therefore call on all stakeholders and international donors to rally behind to make this project a successful one.

We are interested in partnering with your Charity in order to form a strong alliance to make appositive change and we can together truthfully say that our efforts will be supported and acknowledged in improving the quality of life among all those, whom we serve.


RAHE GHANA will embark on its action campaign program on the UN Sustainable Development Goals in communities and schools in the central, with an adopted theme ‘mobilizing communities, connecting people and inspiring change for the global goals, action now ‘. As suggested by the theme, the campaign presents an exciting opportunity for RAHE- GHANA to harness the potentials of underserved communities, schools and the youth to the SDGs.

Spanning from March 14th 2018 the program aims to inform, educate, as well as raise awareness among and engage citizens for achieving the global goals at the grass root level. The action campaign is structured along three main strategic areas namely education, advocacy and service. The objectives are as follows

  1. To improve citizens’ understanding and ownership of the SDGs through community, workshops and focus group discussions
  2. To improve and sustain the interest of citizens on developmental issues at grass root level through video screening, dialogue and community forum
  3. To relate the global goals to the local setting and community context
  4. To empower and increase community participation in the SDGs through advocacy
  5. To actively work with communities to identify community context challenges and adopt cost effective ways of addressing them.

RAHE GHANA wishes to render a heart of gratitude to the traditional leaders, youth associations, opinion leaders, and community stakeholders of Jei Krodua, Ofaakor, Bawjiase, Papaasi, Akweley, Nyanyano, Adawukwa, Mankomeda, Odupong, Adam Nana and Opeikuma for their spirited passion and readiness to embrace this campaign project. We wish to thank the headmasters, teachers and more especially the students of the participating schools. It is our sincere expectation that we cooperatively work together to inspire communities afar and likewise accelerate Ghana’s effort towards achieving Agenda 2030. 

Interested schools, communities, youth groups and volunteers who want to be part of this program, should kindly reach the Programs and Innovations Coordinator on  +233504593553  or email [email protected]     Skype: raheghana


All too soon the Good Deeds Day is catching up with us again. Celebrated globally on every 15th April, the day unites millions of people in humanitarian service to create smiles, cherished memories and above all a positive impact on human lives and communities.

Being committed to projects that reduce vulnerability to poverty, disease, hunger, violence against children and women, RAHE Ghana will use the day to create awareness about its flagship project of constructing a new school for underprivileged children in Kasoa of the Central Region of Ghana, West Africa. The proposed school when constructed will benefit children living in Ofaakor, Papaase, Krodua, Adawukwa, and Bawjiase in the Central Region. RAHE Ghana will further cease the opportunity to educate invited school children and the community about hygiene and environmental cleanliness as part of its action based campaign on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with emphasis on Goal 3 and 6 respectively.

Support RAHE Ghana, as we join people from 93 countries worldwide to show love for these vulnerable children and to do good on GOOD DEEDS DAY.