Ms Horma Akaisi Miezah, the Deputy Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), on Sunday, May 28, 2023, supported a number of teenage girls in Junior High Schools (JHSs) in the Essikado Ketan Constituency of the Western Region with sanitary pads and exercise books.
The support was in collaboration with the Good Causes Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility wing of the NLA.
The Deputy CEO, for her part, used the exercise to educate the girls on the importance of maintaining menstrual hygiene; how to use sanitary pads, how to comport themselves during their periods and also how to dispose of the pads after use among others.
Ms Miezah, the Western Regional Women's Organiser of the NPP, addressed the stigma attached to menstruation and reminded the girls that menstruation was neither a disease nor a handicap.
According to her, it is also not the reason to stay out of school.
Ms Miezah encouraged the students to take their studies seriously to enable them to grow up to be responsible mothers and adults in society because women are able and capable