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A/R: NPP youth wing and partners donate sanitary pads to students on World Menstrual Hygiene Day

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Mr Michael Aidoo, the NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Oforikrom Constituency distributing sanitary pads

In a collaborative effort to promote menstrual hygiene, the Ashanti Regional New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth wing, along with the Coalition of Free SHS Graduates and the First Time Voters Association, commemorated World Menstrual Hygiene Day by distributing sanitary pads to selected Junior High Schools within the Oforikrom Constituency on May 28, 2024.

The beneficiary schools included Anwomaso M/A JHS and Ayigya Nuriya Islamic Basic School. The event featured educational sessions led by nurses and resource persons who provided valuable information on hygiene practices to the students.

World Menstrual Hygiene Day, observed globally on May 28, emphasizes the importance of menstrual health as a component of the complete physical, mental, and social well-being of women and girls in relation to their menstrual cycle.

Mr Michael Aidoo, the NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Oforikrom Constituency was the special guest for the occasion.

 In his address to the students, he highlighted the significance of menstrual hygiene and reinforced the NPP’s commitment to supporting the health and well-being of young girls.

 He also presented additional sanitary pads to the pupils, ensuring they had the necessary resources to manage their menstrual health effectively.

The event underscored the importance of community support and education in promoting menstrual hygiene and aimed to break the stigma surrounding menstruation.

 By providing sanitary pads and hygiene education, the initiative sought to empower young girls to manage their menstrual health with dignity and confidence

Source: Mensah