Starting May 2021, Asociația Pe Stop and Asociația SAMAS have been implementing several training sessions for the girls and young mothers in Coroieni.
Asociația Pe Stop is organizing monthly menstrual hygiene classes for teenage girls and women; during these sessions, participants are welcomed into a safe space where they find out via games and informal discussions how their bodies work, how to safely manage their menstruation and how to choose the right period hygiene products. Each of the participants receives a personal hygiene kit after the class. “Most importantly, we aim to create a climate of confidence that allows participants to ask the questions they didn’t feel comfortable asking elsewhere.” says Irina Vasilescu, president of Asociația Pe Stop.
Infant care and breastfeeding classes are provided by Asociația SAMAS for mothers of infants. Participants learn how to care for their babies, prevent disease and provide the best they can in the given conditions; they also receive an infant care kit as extra help.