Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Group trains Students on Homemade reusable Menstrual Pad

 Ukpa Ewa  |June 8, 2021

AWKA - A women organization given to Socio-Cultural development known as Creative Ladies Global Resources has reached out to female students in Awka South LGA through awareness and sensitization on Menstrual Hygiene Management.

Addressing participants at the event, the Founding Coordinator, Engr. Maureen Okolieukwu said the symposium was intended at educate girls on good hygiene practice during menstruation while teaching them on how to produce for themselves hygienic homemade reusable pads .

In her goodwill message, the Wife of the Governor of Anambra State Dr. (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano said Menstrual Hygiene Management was one of the ways to aid contain shame and dishonor associated with menses.

She maintained many girls were ashamed to mention, experience it or get materials to help manage it.

" It was disturbing to note that menstruation a natural harmless occurance would cause shame, inconvenience identified as key reasons for keeping girls away from school and other activities thereby ultimately decreasing the quality of their education and chances in life".
The Governor's wife who was represented by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Social Re-Orientation Unit Dr. Mitchell Onugbolu nonetheless commended the organization for devising a means for prompt intervention via promotion and distribution of sanitary pads which was inline with her NGO projects.

" Your activities are quite similar to what we do at Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE) for vulnerable people in our state especially women and children for which we have been acknowledged globally".

" In the likes of mental rehabilitation, giving of prosthetics, surgery for cleft lips, skills acquisition and provision of houses for widows".

In their separate remarks, Professor Chinyere  Stella Okunna and Iyom Josephine Aneni acknowledge there was much myths about menstruation today as it was almost like a taboo to talk about it.

According to them, Menstruation was a mark of honor and without it a woman could not have babies thus, its importance.

However, the speakers took turns to advise the students on how to maintain proper hygiene during menstruation and dispose their pads properly not to cause environmental risk, messing the environment, drainage and lavatory blockage.

The event featured lectures, interactive sessions, cash donation to the organization by Dr. Ebelechukwu Obiano, distribution of customized reusable sanitary kits by Senator Uche Ekwunife and pads by various donor.

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