Monday, 17 June

PureEden Foundation supports menstrual health education in Ntraban & Yaara R/C Basic Schools

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Ms. Louisa Mensah (in white), Associate Executive Director of PureEden Foundation, poses with students after donating sanitary pads to Ntraban Methodist Basic School and Yaara Roman Catholic (R/C) Basic School

 

PureEden Foundation (PEF), a non-profit organisation, has taken a significant step towards supporting menstrual health and education in rural communities. 

On May 24, 2024, the foundation donated 100 packs of sanitary pads to girl-children at Ntraban Methodist Basic School and Yaara Roman Catholic (R/C) Basic School in the Kintampo North District of the Bono East Region.

The donation, which was in commemoration of the upcoming World Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, 2024, was made possible by the Foundation's Associate Executive Director, Ms. Louisa Mensah, and her team, including Akosuah Danquah, a community development specialist and Ato Dennis Keelson, a journalist. 

"We believe that every girl and young woman deserves access to safe and dignified menstrual health," said Ms. Mensah. "We are committed to working with communities to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all," Ms. Louisa noted. 

According to her, the donation was a significant step towards breaking down the stigma surrounding menstruation and supporting menstrual health and education in rural communities. 

She indicated PureEden Foundation's commitment to creating a brighter future for all was evident in the smiles of the girl-children who received the sanitary pads.

Forty-seven (47) girl-children from both Ntraban Methodist and Yaara R/C Basic Schools received the sanitary pads, which will help them stay healthy and focused in school. 

The Headmaster of Ntraban Methodist Basic School, Patakoh Kwame Mensah, expressed his gratitude for the donation and appealed for further support in renovating the school's buildings and providing teaching and learning materials.

Before the donation, Ms. Mensah and Akosuah Danquah demonstrated to the girls how to use the sanitary pads, providing them with the knowledge and confidence to manage their menstrual health with dignity.

PureEden Foundation (PEF) is a non-profit organisation, established to address the pressing needs of deprived rural communities in Ghana. 

Founded on the principles of compassion, empowerment, and sustainability, PEF is dedicated to improving the lives of rural dwellers, particularly women and children, through education, healthcare, economic empowerment, and environmental conservation. 

With a focus on community-led development, PEF works closely with local leaders, organisations, and stakeholders to identify and address the unique challenges facing rural communities, promoting self-reliance, and bridging the gap between urban and rural development

Source: Classfmonline.com/Cecil Mensah