The Cup Methodology.
More Than Menstruation
Introducing the cup to underprivileged communities allows our trainers to do even more than teach girls about menstruation. During three training sessions, we try to tackle as many challenges and gaps of knowledge as possible.
Our training methodology is adaptable to any cultural setting, and beyond menstruation care it addresses subjects like: Unsafe Sex and HIV/STDs, Pregnancy, Human Rights, Gender Roles and Sexual Violence etc.
Real, Hard Questions.
Since 2015, thousands of anonymous questions have been gathered during our training sessions. These questions illuminate how desperate the situation is for many adolescents and how support from adults is often lacking.
Helping Girls. Changing Communities.
The cup provides a profound opportunity to give comprehensive education on sexuality and reproductive rights, not just to young girls, but also to the community that surrounds them. That’s why the Cup Program educates parents, boys, teachers, and elders to facilitate even broader social transformation. During the parents’ information meeting we seek approval to provide cups to their daughters.
In May 2016, The Cup Kenya launched an anonymous 24/7 helpline to support girls who have no one to talk to and don’t know where to get help. We give them support in using their cup and even assist them with getting medical assistance due to things like infections or STD symptoms, others are pregnant or afraid they might be. Abuse, incest and rape are also reasons girls reach out. Whatever the issue, The Cup is there to help.