RSF,GES -Ejura joins Young Women Leaders Network for Menstrual Hygiene Day celebration

Every year , a day is set aside to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Management around the world . And for us , it is worthwhile to join in the celebration with more education especially for Girls in underserved communities ( rural communities) .

This year’s theme: “Action and Investment in Menstrual Hygiene and Health “

It is the reason Rural Smile Foundation (RSF) , Ghana Education Service (GES) Girl Child Unit and Young Women Leaders Network collaborated to engage over 100 girls at the Hianwawu cluster of schools by way of providing them education as well as training them on how to make their own reusable sanitary pads that will provide them DIGNITY and also be able to help them have the luxury of staying in school to learn for the future.

Section of students present

Menstruation affects girls attendance to school, health , life and in the long run affect their economic circumstances.

The Founder of Young Women Leaders Network, Hajar Diko Osman emphasize the need for more investment to be made in Education, supply of safe WASH facilities and hygienic materials or girls to utilize at all times . She also used the opportunity to distributed some sanitary pads to the girls who attended.

Hajar Diko Osman ,Executive Director oF Young Women Leaders Network

The Head of Girl Child Unit , Gloria Mensah also admonished the girls to count on the office for support in their menstrual periods. She stated their office role to provide safe environment as well.

Madam Gloria Mensah,Girl Child Unit,Ejura/Sekyedumase

Finally, The head of programs at Rural Smile Foundation,Mr. Abdul Samed , encouraged boys and men to be interested about   menstrual hygiene  issues so as to be able to help girls , daughter  and women

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