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Wish for WASH x Atlanta Girl’s School Period Problems Design Jam June 2021

Wish for WASH (W4W) is an organization dedicated to educating and innovating in the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector. The 2021 Design Thinking and Community Outreach team within Wish for WASH hosted a Design Jam for the Atlanta Girls’ School (AGS) Unconscious Bias Summer Institute. The focus of the event “Period Problems” which covered Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) and various stigma that exist related to MHH around the world. This three hour design thinking workshop was broken up into two segments:

  1. Part 1: Design Jam – a 2 hour rapid sprint through the entire design thinking process with a WASH related design challenge.
  2. Part 2: Facilitation Training – a 1 hour interactive professional development session focused on understanding the planning process necessary to develop and operate a Design Jam.